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PASS Investigation - FY07

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.
Current Information can be found at: PASS Investigation - FY08


  • Factual assessment of PASS failure reports to help determine if they are related to any systemic weakness
Various personal alert safety system (PASS) devices

Applicable Standards

  • NFPA 1982

Key Partners

  • NFPA
  • IAFF


  • Firefighters
  • PASS Manufacturers
  • SCBA Manufacturers

Project Scope

  • Investigate failure reports and standards setting activities to assess effectiveness


  • Site visit to ETL to understand existing PASS tests
  • Three site visits to locations employing the Scott SE PASS device


  • Project Proposal to determine PASS mission temperatures


  • NFPA update of PASS Standards
  • Contribute input to PASS future technology
Page last modified: July 23, 2007
Page last reviewed: July 23, 2007 (archived document)
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)