2018 NFPA 1982: Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Safeguard responders with the latest requirements for PASS! Get the 2018 edition of NFPA 1982 to stay up-to-date and protect lives.

    Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS) make it possible for emergency responders to signal for help if they get lost, disoriented, trapped, injured, or run out of breathing air while operating at an emergency.

    Provisions in NFPA 1982: Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems address labeling, design, performance, testing, and certification for PASS that monitor an emergency responder's motion and automatically emit an audible alarm if the responder becomes incapacitated -- allowing the PASS to be manually activated if assistance is needed.

    Significant updates in the 2018 edition help departments identify and prioritize critical failures, before tragedies occur.

    A new failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) for PASS devices helps users identify and prioritize critical failures that could have a serious effect on the safety and reliability of a PASS in the expected operating environment.

    Other changes bring the Standard current with new technologies:

    • New referenced publications and updated informational references
    • Changes to the PASS annunciator -- now driven by an alarm sequence of eight steps -- along with revisions to the frequency of sweep and tone, and the prealarm sound specification
    • A new low power source warning signal reflecting the introduction of rechargeable batteries to SCBA/PASS alarms
    • A new requirement that the battery must be discharged to the low battery trip point voltage or the low battery trip point capacity remaining percentage
    • Changes that harmonize NFPA 1982 with NFPA 1801: Standard on Thermal Imagers for the Fire Service

    Order now. Compliance with the latest edition of NFPA 1982 is essential for protecting the health and safety of emergency responders who depend on PASS. (Print, 72 pp., 2018)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2018 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1982 Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS), 2018 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 Recertification.
    4.5 Manufacturers’ Quality Assurance Program.
    4.6 Hazards Involving Compliant Product.
    4.7 Manufacturers’ Investigation of Complaints and Returns.
    4.8 Manufacturers’ Safety Alert and Product Recall Systems.
    Chapter 5 Labeling and Information
    5.1 Product Labeling Requirements.
    5.2 User Information.
    Chapter 6 Design Requirements
    6.1 General Design Requirements for PASS.
    6.2 Mode Selection Design Requirements for PASS.
    6.3 Motion Sensing Design Requirements for PASS.
    6.4 Signal Design Requirements for PASS.
    Chapter 7 Performance Requirements
    7.1 Sound Pressure Levels.
    7.2 Electronic Temperature Stress.
    7.3 Corrosion Resistance.
    7.4 Immersion Leakage Resistance.
    7.5 Case Integrity.
    7.6 Intrinsic Safety.
    7.7 Shock Sensitivity.
    7.8 Impact and Vibration Resistance.
    7.9 Retention System.
    7.10 Water Drainage.
    7.11 Heat Resistance.
    7.12 Heat and Flame Resistance.
    7.13 Product Label Durability.
    7.14 Alarm Signal Muffle Test.
    7.15 Radio System Tests — Point-to-Point RF Attenuation Test.
    7.16 Radio System Tests — Loss-of-Signal Alarm Test.
    7.17 Radio System Tests — RF Interference Test.
    7.18 Radio System Tests — Multipath Test.
    7.19 Radio System Tests for RF PASS — Multi-hop RF Test.
    Chapter 8 Test Methods
    8.1 Sample Preparation.
    8.2 Sound Pressure Level Tests.
    8.3 Electronic Temperature Stress Test.
    8.4 Corrosion Resistance Test.
    8.5 Heat and Immersion Leakage Test.
    8.6 Case Integrity Test.
    8.7 Shock Sensitivity Test.
    8.8 Impact Acceleration Resistance Test.
    8.9 Vibration Resistance Test.
    8.10 Retention System Test.
    8.11 Water Drainage Test.
    8.12 High Temperature Functionality Test.
    8.13 Heat and Flame Test.
    8.14 Signal Frequency Test.
    8.15 Signal Frequency Test.
    8.16 Product Label Durability Test.
    8.17 Tumble–Vibration Test.
    8.18 PASS Alarm Signal Muffle Test.
    8.19 Radio System Tests for RF PASS — Point-to-Point RF Attenuation Test.
    8.20 Radio System Tests for Optional RF PASS — Loss-of-Signal Alarm Test.
    8.21 Radio System Tests for RF PASS — RF Interference Test.
    8.22 Radio System Tests for RF PASS — Multipath Test.
    8.23 Radio System Tests for RF PASS — Multi-hop RF Test.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Point-to-Point Attenuation Test for RF PASS
    Annex C RF Interference Test for RF PASS
    Annex D Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2013 Edition

    New requirements for PASS in the 2013 NFPA 1982 improve responder safety. Stay up-to-date!

    Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS) make it possible for emergency responders to signal for help if they get lost, disoriented, trapped, injured, or run out of breathing air while operating at an emergency.

    Provisions in NFPA 1982: Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems address labeling, design, performance, testing, and certification for PASS that monitor an emergency responder's motion and automatically emit an audible alarm if the responder becomes incapacitated -- allowing the PASS to be manually activated if assistance is needed.

    The 2013 edition includes:

    • New referenced publications
    • New definitions related to signal alarms
    • Revised sections in Chapter 4 on inspection and testing of PASS devices
    • Revised design and performance requirements for PASS devices
    • New radio systems tests
    • Major Annex additions with more comprehensive explanatory material

    Compliance with the 2013 edition of NFPA 1982 is essential for protecting the health and safety of emergency responders. (Softbound, 57 pp., 2013)

     

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