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Structural/Vehicle Fires

Technical Equipment

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.

Conference Presentations

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)

Current Projects

Fire fighter heat dosimeter


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

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