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PASS Investigation - FY08


  • Factual assessment of PASS failure reports to help determine if they are related to any systemic weakness
Temperature monitor on (S C B A)

Applicable Standards

  • NFPA 1982

Key Partners

  • NFPA
  • IAFF



  • Firefighters
  • PASS Manufacturers
  • SCBA Manufacturers

Project Scope

  • Investigate failure reports, standards setting activities, and obtain real-world data to assess effectiveness


  • Site visit to ETL to understand existing PASS tests
  • Three site visits to locations employing the Scott SE PASS device
  • Grant to University of Maryland to obtain real-world temperature data


  • Project Proposal to determine PASS mission temperatures


  • NFPA update of PASS Standards
  • Contribute input to PASS future technology
Page last updated: August 08, 2008
Page last reviewed: August 08, 2008
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)