2021 NFPA 1802 Standard - Current Edition

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  • Description

    Help ensure fire safety and the functionality of two-way, portable RF communications devices with the new NFPA 1802, Standard on Two-Way, Portable RF Voice Communications Devices for Use by Emergency Services Personnel in the Hazard Zone.

    In a fire emergency, professionals need portable radios to communicate effectively; however, the equipment can face damage and inoperability when exposed to heat from the fire. NFPA 1802, Standard on Two-Way, Portable RF Voice Communications Devices for Use by Emergency Services Personnel in the Hazard Zone, is a new standard that addresses the performance, testing, and certification of two-way, portable land mobile radios (LMR) for use by emergency services personnel (ESP).

    NFPA 1802 establishes requirements for portable communications equipment used in the hazard zone.

    This new standard identifies the following:

    • Operating environment parameters of RF voice communications devices (RF devices) and remote speaker microphones (RSMs)
    • Minimum requirements for the design, performance, testing, and certification of RF devices and RSMs

    The loss of communication during a fire emergency can be fatal for firefighters, paramedics, emergency services personnel, and the public. Professionals can utilize NFPA 1802 to ensure fire safety and the functionality of RF devices and RSMs in harsh firefighting environments.

  • Table of Contents (2021 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1802 Standard on Two-Way, Portable RF Voice Communications Devices for Use by Emergency Services Personnel in the Hazard Zone, 2021 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Units.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections. (Reserved)
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Certification
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Certification Program.
    4.3 Inspection and Testing.
    4.4 Annual Verification of Product Compliance.
    4.5 Manufacturers’ Quality Assurance Program.
    4.6 Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for RF Devices and RSMs.
    4.7 Hazards Involving Compliant Product.
    4.8 Manufacturers’ Investigation of Complaints and Returns.
    4.9 Manufacturers’ Safety Alert and Product Recall Systems.
    Chapter 5 Product Labeling and Information
    5.1 Product Label Requirements.
    5.2 User Information.
    Chapter 6 Design Requirements
    6.1 General Design Requirements.
    6.2 Hazard Zone Mode.
    6.3 Location of Controls and Features.
    6.4 Power/Volume Knob.
    6.5 Selector Knob.
    6.6 Display.
    6.7 Visual Indicators.
    6.8 Emergency Alert Button (EAB).
    6.9 Remote Speaker Microphone.
    6.10 RF Device Connector (RFDC).
    6.11 Failure Detection of Connected RSMs.
    6.12 Voice Announcement.
    6.13 Out-of-Range Detection.
    6.14 Audible and Visible Event Indications.
    6.15 Visible Event Indications.
    6.16 Internal Over-Temperature Event Indications.
    6.17 Device Self-Checks.
    6.18 Database Requirements.
    6.19 Data Logging.
    6.20 RF Wireless Interface (RFWI).
    6.21 Data Commands.
    6.22 Hazardous Location Requirements.
    Chapter 7 Performance Requirements
    7.1 RF Device and RSM Requirements.
    7.2 RF Device Requirements.
    7.3 RF Antenna Requirements.
    Chapter 8 Test Methods
    8.1 Sample Preparation.
    8.2 Speech Quality Test.
    8.3 Heat and Immersion Leakage Resistance.
    8.4 Vibration Test.
    8.5 Impact Acceleration Resistance Test.
    8.6 Corrosion Test.
    8.7 Display Surface Abrasion Test.
    8.8 High-Temperature Functionality Test.
    8.9 Heat and Flame Test.
    8.10 Product Label Durability Test.
    8.11 Cable Pullout Test.
    8.12 Case Integrity Test.
    8.13 Water Drainage Test.
    8.14 Tumble — Vibration Test.
    8.15 TIA Transmit Power.
    8.16 TIA Carrier Frequency Stability.
    8.17 TIA Receiver Sensitivity.
    8.18 Power Source Performance Test.
    8.19 Electronic Temperature Stress Test.
    8.20 Antenna VSWR Swept Frequency Test.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Informational References
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