TITLE

IAFF: PASS Signals Can Fail at High Temps

PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Dec2005, Vol. 49 Issue 12, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on findings by the United States National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on the malfunctioning of personal alert safety systems (PASS) alarms which were certified by the National Fire Protection Association. The NIOSH found that PASS alarms did not function in its investigation of four firefighter fatalities. The International Association of Fire Fighters issued a note to its affiliates about the PASS problem.
ACCESSION #
19467163

 

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