Safety of Emergency Responder Electronic Safety Equipment

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Fire Protection Research Foundation report: "Workshop Proceedings: Intrinsic Safety of Emergency Responder Electronic Safety Equipment" (PDF, 2 MB)
Author: Casey Grant, Fire Protection Research Foundation
Date of issue: October 2012


A one-day workshop was held in Northbrook Illinois on Wednesday 19 September 2012 to seek clarification of recommended parameters and levels of intrinsic safety for fire service electronic safety equipment (ESE) in hostile fire ground environments, with a particular focus on portable communication radios. These are the proceedings of that workshop. This workshop was conducted as part of a larger research effort to address interoperability and compatibility of ESE.