2007 edition of NFPA 1982 addresses performance issuesThe 2007 edition of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1982, Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS), is now available at The new version addresses issues related to performance in devices certified to previous editions of the standard. In late 2005, the NFPA published on its Web site an alert notice entitled “PASS alarm signals can fail at high temperatures,” calling responders’ attention to the fact that when exposed to high temperatures, the PASS alarm signal was reduced, making it indistinguishable from background noise at the incident scene. The National Institute for Occupati...

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