IAFF: PASS Signals Can Fail at High Temps
- 2007 edition of NFPA 1982 addresses performance issues. // Fire Engineering;Apr2007, Vol. 160 Issue 4, p102
The article discusses firefighter safety equipment. The author notes a publication by the U.S. National Fire Protection Association that addresses personal alert safety systems for firefighters. The U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that the systems' signals were...
- Bucking Tradition. Brooks, Neal // Fire Chief;May2007, Vol. 51 Issue 5, pFF4
The article determines effective fire suppression systems avaliable in the U.S. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) presents a statistics showing that more water develops structural collapse problems. They revealed that from 1979-2002 an estimated of 180 firefighter...
- NIST Research Leads to Changes to SCBA Facepiece Standards. Roberts, Mary Rose // Fire Chief Expert Blog;8/15/2012, p1
The article reports on a review of a joint report from the National Fire Protection Association, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health and the National Institute of Science and Technology on thermal degradation of self contained breathing apparatus' face pieces by the NFPA...
- NIOSH releases reports on firefighter line-of-duty deaths. // Fire Engineering;Nov2011, Vol. 164 Issue 11, p24
The article reports on the release of fire safety reports from the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) concerning line-of-duty deaths and injuries including two career firefighters in Illinois, seven career firefighters in California and a volunteer captain in Texas.
- NIOSH releases Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Reports. // Fire Engineering;Sep2011, Vol. 164 Issue 9, p32
The article presents several reports issued by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (NIOSH) as of September 2011, including the "Career Fire Fighter Dies From Fall Off Fire-Escape Ladder--Illinois."
- IAFF: PASS Signals Fail at High Temps. // Fire Chief;Jan2006, Vol. 50 Issue 1, Special section p3
The article reports that exposure to high-temperature environments may cause the loudness of personal alert safety systems alarms signals to be reduced, causing the alarm signal to become indistinguishable from background noise at the incident scene. This is the result of a study by the National...
- NIOSH PUBLISHES HAZARD ID ON TRAFFIC HAZARDS TO FIREFIGHTERS. // Professional Safety;Dec2001, Vol. 46 Issue 12, p6
Deals with the report published by the United States National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on traffic hazards facing firefighters. Rise in the number of firefighters killed by motor vehicles from 1995-1999; NIOSH recommendations for preventing traffic hazards.
- NIOSH Reports on Collapse, Vehicle Deaths. // Fire Chief;Sep2004, Vol. 48 Issue 9, p12
Highlights the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health's investigation into firefighters' deaths in 2003. Causes of deaths; Recommendations on how fire departments could improve firefighter safety.
- NIOSH releases Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Reports. // Fire Engineering;May2010, Vol. 163 Issue 5, p37
The article announces the release of Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation Reports by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).