At its April 2015 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council approved a new Technical Committee on Tactical Operations for Video Equipment and Cameras and directed that a call for members be published.
The Council voted to approve the request of the IAB/HDSSC to develop a new project on the selection, care, and maintenance of tactical operations video equipment. NFPA and UL have agreed to partner to create standards relating to tactical video cameras and equipment. The Council directed that a call for members interested in serving on the proposed new Technical Committee be published. Staff will return to the Council with a proposed startup roster and recommendation for a Technical Committee Chair. The Council also approved the Technical Committee scope as follows:
- APPROVED COMMITTEE SCOPE: This Committee shall have primary responsibility for documents on the selection, care, and maintenance of tactical video equipment and body worn cameras used by emergency services personnel, including law enforcement, military, corrections and homeland security for surveillance, tactical information and operational intelligence.
Once the Technical Committee has developed and balloted a draft document (see Regs 188.8.131.52), the Technical Committee can then make a request to the Council to enter an appropriate revision cycle.
Apply online to the new Technical Committee on Tactical Operations for Video Equipment and Cameras (TAC-AAA). Note: You will be asked to sign-in or create a free online account with NFPA before using the system.
To maintain consensus, all Technical Committees must have a balance of interest categories. For definitions of the interest categories, see Guidelines to Classifications of Committee Members.