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PASS Investigation FY09

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.

Current Information can be found at: Determination of PASS Mission Requirements FY10


  • 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


  • 2Q FY09 Report on University of Maryland work
  • 4Q FY09 Gather additional data


  • Project Proposal to determine PASS mission temperatures


  • NFPA update of PASS Standards
  • Contribute input to PASS future technology
Page last updated: April 05, 2010
Page last reviewed: April 14, 2009
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory