This page lists the projects we are currently working on to improve the technical equipment used by fire fighters. Also provided is a list of conference presentations and publications related to our completed studies of technical equipment for fire fighters.
- A profile of thermal imaging camera ownership in the United States Fire Service (Research Symposium 2003)
- Fire fighter visibility: which way is out? (Research Symposium 2003)
Fire fighter heat dosimeter
This research will increase the understanding of fire fighter thermal loading with respect to their personal safety, and the proper functioning of their PPE. The data will be used to help create proper mission criteria for the personal Alert Safety System (PASS). A second goal will be determined if it is possible to develop compact instrumentation that accurately characterizes fire fighter thermal loading. Such a device might become the core of an even more important piece of PPE that could be employed to warn fire fighters they are in danger of being overcome by heat.
- Current status, knowledge gaps, and research needs pertaining to fire fighter radio communication systems (2003)
- Functional Safety for Programmable Electronics Used in PPE: Best Practice Recommendations (2003)
- Report a Personal Alert Safety System (PASS) malfunction or failure [PDF 18 KB, 2 pages]
- NIOSH Fact Sheet: Exploding flashlights: Are they a serious threat to worker safety? (1997) Publication No. 97-149
- Page last reviewed: September 26, 2013
- Page last updated: November 12, 2015
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies (DSHEFS)