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- NIST: Firefighter radios may fail in high temperatures. // Fire Engineering;Dec2006, Vol. 159 Issue 12, p42
The article cites a study by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) regarding the performance of firefighter radios. NIST said that keeping portable radios inside pockets or firefighter turnout gear may enhance performance in certain thermal conditions. Three...
- NFPA to tackle firefighter-radio standards. ROBERTS, MARY ROSE // Fire Chief;Apr2013, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p11
The article informs that the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Technical Committee will meet in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to develop firefighter handheld radio standards. It informs that the committee will develop industry standards for NFPA-compliant firefighter-specific handheld...
- NIST completes initial recommendations to solve RF-PASS interference for NFPA review. Roberts, Mary Rose // Urgent Communications Exclusive Insight;3/21/2012, p1
The article reports on the completion by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of its initial recommendations on radio-frequency (RF) interference to personal alert safety systems (PASS) from external systems. The recommendations have been submitted to the National Fire...
- NIST tests firefighter safety systems. ROBERTS, MARY ROSE // Urgent Communications;Oct2011, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p42
The article reports on the release of new National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for U.S. public comment on the studies on the effect of radio frequency identification systems on personal alert safety systems (PASS) by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
- NFPA AFFILIATE, NIST RESEARCH AGENDA. // Elevator World;Dec2011, Vol. 59 Issue 12, p24
The article reports on the partnership of the Fire Protection Research Foundation, an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop a prioritized agenda for a new fire-resistance testing facility.
- NIST tests firefighter tracking device. ROBERTS, MARY ROSE // Urgent Communications;Feb2010, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p8
The article reports on the wireless personnel alert safety system (PASS) device being studied by researchers at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as requested by the National Fire Protection Association. The NIST's Kate Remley said that the agency will first...
- NIST Works on Codes for More Ignition-Resistant Residential Structures (with Related Video). Roberts, Mary Rose // Fire Chief Exclusive Insight;10/ 4/2011, p1
The article reports that the firebrand generator of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be used in a joint, cross-border experiment to assess the vulnerabilities of outdoor deck assemblies during wildfires. It says that the experiment will be performed at the Fire...
- A Multi-Grid Model for Evacuation Coupling with the Effects of Fire Products. Fang, Zhi-Ming; Song, Wei-Guo; Zhang, Jun; Wu, Hao // Fire Technology;Mar2012, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p91
In the study, influences of fire products on pedestrians are introduced into a multi-grid evacuation model, in which the space is discretized into small grids with the size of 0.1 m Ã— 0.1 m and each pedestrian occupies 5 Ã— 5 grid sites. The fire products affect two walking parameters of...
- Improving apparatus electrical systems. Menke, Ken // Fire Engineering;Feb96, Vol. 149 Issue 2, p43
Focuses on National Fire Protection Association's proposal for improvements to be incorporated into the standards for all fire apparatus. Changes in fire apparatus; Addition of warning lights to compensate for reduced siren performance; General standard requirements for the electrical system.