Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS)
The next edition of this standard is now open for Public Input (formerly proposals).
What is NFPA 1982?
This standard establishes requirements intended to ensure reliable performance of personal alert safety systems (PASS) that enable emergency responders to signal or help if they get lost, disoriented, trapped, injured, or run out of breathing air during emergency operations.
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What does NFPA 1982 address?
Provisions cover design, performance, testing, and certification of PASS that monitor an emergency responder's motion and automatically emit an audible signal to summon aid in the event the user becomes incapacitated or needs assistance. In addition to addressing corrosion, heat, flame, impact, and vibration resistance specific topics include criteria for mode selection and motion sensing, radio system tests, and signal frequency tests.
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