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1 1 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 99-NFPA [ Section No ] This standard shall not specify requirements for any manufactured to previous editions of this standard To enable servicing, repair and updating of PASS and RF-PASS certified to earlier editions of this standard with parts, components and software certified to this edition of the standard, this edition of the standard may also be used to the specify the minimum requirements for the design, performance, testing and certification of those replacement parts, components, and software as part of an earlier PASS and RF-PASS certification. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input It is often desired by end users and owners of PASS and RF-PASS certified to earlier editions of this standard to receive updated parts, components and software that have been certified to the latest edition of this standard. To allow this in an open manner and to optimize the approval application process, this clause has been added such that the latest revision of the standard will be used for the certification of the new parts to certify their use on earlier edition PASS devices. Example: New firmware for sound to be installed into the processor of earlier PASS devices so that they can be updated accordingly. For this to occur, the latest edition of the standard is to be used for the testing and modification to the previous certification. Related Public Inputs for This Document Related Input Public Input No. 101-NFPA [Section No ] Public Input No. 100-NFPA [Section No ] Public Input No. 103-NFPA [New Section after A.1.1.2] Relationship Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Simon Hogg Organization: Draeger Safety UK Ltd. Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Jan 06 16:10:55 EST 2016 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-77-NFPA Statement: It is often desired by end users and owners of PASS and RF-PASS certified to earlier editions of this standard to receive updated parts, components and software that have been certified to the latest edition of this standard. To allow this in an open manner and to optimize the approval application process, this clause has been added such that the latest revision of the standard will be used for the certification of the new parts to certify their use on earlier edition PASS devices. Example: New firmware for sound to be installed into the processor of earlier PASS devices so that they can be updated accordingly. For this to occur, the latest edition of the standard is to be used for the testing and modification to the previous certification. The Technical Committee is adding Annex material included in the document for proposed

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3 3 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 100-NFPA [ Section No ] This standard shall not apply to any PASS manufactured to previous editions of this standard This standard shall also apply to the specification of the minimum requirements for the design, performance, testing and certification of replacement parts, components, and software as part of an earlier PASS and RF-PASS certification. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input It is often desired by end users and owners of PASS and RF-PASS certified to earlier editions of this standard to receive updated parts, components and software that have been certified to the latest edition of this standard. To allow this in an open manner and to optimize the approval application process, this clause has been added such that the latest revision of the standard will be used for the certification of the new parts to certify their use on earlier edition PASS devices. Example: New firmware for sound to be installed into the processor of earlier PASS devices so that they can be updated accordingly. For this to occur, the latest edition of the standard is to be used for the testing and modification to the previous certification. Related Public Inputs for This Document Related Input Public Input No. 99-NFPA [Section No ] Public Input No. 101-NFPA [Section No ] Relationship Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Simon Hogg Organization: Draeger Safety UK Ltd. Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Jan 06 16:19:17 EST 2016 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-78-NFPA Statement: It is often desired by end users and owners of PASS and RF-PASS certified to earlier editions of this standard to receive updated parts, components and software that have been certified to the latest edition of this standard. To allow this in an open manner and to optimize the approval application process, this clause has been added such that the latest revision of the standard will be used for the certification of the new parts to certify their use on earlier edition PASS devices. Example: New firmware for sound to be installed into the processor of earlier PASS devices so that they can be updated accordingly. For this to occur, the latest edition of the standard is to be used for the testing and modification to the previous certification.

4 4 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 1-NFPA [ Chapter 2 ] Chapter 2 Referenced Publications 2.1 General. The documents or portions thereof listed in this chapter are referenced within this standard and shall be considered part of the requirements of this document. 2.2 NFPA Publications. National Fire Protection Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program, 2013 edition. NFPA 1971, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, 2013 edition. NFPA 1981, Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for Emergency Services, 2013 edition. 2.3 Other Publications ANSI Publications. American National Standards Institute, Inc., 25 West 43rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY ANSI/ UL 913, Standard for Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus for Use in Class I, II, III, Division 1, Hazardous (Classified) Locations, Sixth 8th edition, 2013, revised ANSI B46.1, Surface Texture, (Superseded by ASME B46.1, Surface Texture (Surface Roughness, Waviness & Lay), 2009). ANSI/ASA S1.13, Methods for Measurement of Sound Pressure Level In Air, 2005, reaffirmed ANSI Y1.1, Abbreviations for Use on Drawings and Text, (Superseded by ASME Y14.38, Abbreviations And Acronyms For Use On Drawings And Related Documents, 2007, reaffirmed 2013). ANSI Y14.SM, Dimensioning and Tolerancing, (Superseded by ASME Y14.5) ASTM Publication. ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700, West Conshohocken, PA ASTM B 117 B117, Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus,

5 5 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM ISO Publications. International Organization for Standardization, 1, rue de Varembé, Case postale 56, CH-1211 Geneve 20, ISO Central Secretariat, BIBC II, 8, Chemin de Blandonnet, CP 401, 1214 Vernier, Geneva, Switzerland. ISO 9001, Quality management systems Requirements, ISO/IEC 17011, Conformity assessment General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies, ISO/IEC , Conformity assessment Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems, ISO/IEC 17025, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, 2005, Technical Corrigendum 1, ISO 17493, Clothing and equipment for protection against heat Test method for convective heat resistance using a hot air circulating oven, ISO Guide 27, Guidelines for corrective action to be taken by a certification body in the event of misuse of its mark of conformity, ISO Guide 62, General requirements for bodies operating assessment and certification/registration of quality systems, (Superseded by ISO/IEC ) ISO/IEC Guide 65, General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems, (Superseded by ISO/IEC 17065) ISO/IEC 17065, Conformity Assessment - Requirements for Bodies Certifiying Products, Processes, and Services, U.S. Government Publications. U.S. Government Printing Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington DC, DC Title 47, Code of Federal Regulations, Subchapter A, General, Telecommunications, Chapter I, Federal Communications Commission, Part 15, Radio Frequency Devices Other Publications. Merriam-Webster s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition, Merriam-Webster, Inc., Springfield, MA, References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections. (Reserved) Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Referenced current SDO names, addresses, standard names, numbers, and editions. Related Public Inputs for This Document Related Input Public Input No. 2-NFPA [Chapter D] Relationship Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Aaron Adamczyk Organization: [ Not Specified ] Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Fri Jun 19 04:21:08 EDT 2015 Committee Statement

6 6 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Resolution: FR-5-NFPA Statement: The Technical Committee is updating document dates, titles and publication addresses.

7 7 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 9-NFPA [ Section No ] ISO Publications. International Organization for Standardization, 1, rue de Varembé, Case postale 56, CH-1211 Geneve 20, Switzerland. ISO 9001, Quality management systems Requirements, ISO/IEC 17011, Conformity assessment General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies, ISO/IEC 17021, Conformity assessment Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems, ISO/IEC 17025, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, ISO 17493, Clothing and equipment for protection against heat Test method for convective heat resistance using a hot air circulating oven, ISO Guide 27, Guidelines for corrective action to be taken by a certification body in the event of misuse of its mark of conformity, ISO Guide 62, General requirements for bodies operating assessment and certification/registration of quality systems, ISO/IEC Guide , General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems, Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Update reference document to current document number Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: James Rose Organization: Safety Equipment Institute Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Tue Jul 14 22:29:47 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: See FR 5.

8 8 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 5-NFPA [ Section No ] Loss-of-Signal Alarm. An audible or A visual signal that is initiated automatically when the RF communication between a base station and RF PASS is lost. The loss-of-signal alarm warns emergency services personnel that their RF PASS is no longer in radio communication with the base station. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Firefighters advised that having an audible alarm for out of range would be a distraction from the other "more urgent" alarms, and hence requested to change the wording to indicate a visual alarm only for out of range. There was discussion about an optional audible out of range alarm that could be muted, but that was also struck as indicated by log #20 ( Log #20 FAE-ELS) The log was accepted in principal and implemented for and (the audible requirement was removed). The reference to the audible alarm should have also been removed from the definition in (this comment) and corrected in (another comment submitted). Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Craig Gestler Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: MSA Safety Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 02 15:21:46 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-6-NFPA Statement: Firefighters advised that having an audible alarm for out of range would be a distraction from the other "more urgent" alarms, and hence requested to change the wording to indicate a visual alarm only for out of range. There was discussion about an optional audible out of range alarm that could be muted, but that was also struck as indicated by log #20 ( Log #20 FAE-ELS) The log was accepted in principal and implemented for and (the audible requirement was removed). The reference to the audible alarm should have also been removed from the definition in (this Public Input) and corrected in (another Public Input submitted). The strike out of the second sentence was done by the Technical Committee to eliminate redundancy.

9 9 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 12-NFPA [ Section No ] Base Station. An RF transceiver used in conjunction with an RF PASS that monitors for an alarm signal and emits an audible and a visual signal when this alarm is received. The base station is capable of sending an evacuation alarm to the RF PASS. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input It was our understanding that the committee intended to delete the audible alarm requirement for base stations. See committee action to logs 20 &21 of the ROC Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: James Rose Organization: Safety Equipment Institute Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Tue Jul 14 22:42:15 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-7-NFPA Statement: The committee intended to delete the audible alarm requirement for base stations in the previous edition of the standard. See committee action to logs 20 &21 of the ROC for the 2013 cycle.

10 10 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 10-NFPA [ Section No ] All certification shall be performed by a certification organization that meets at least the requirements specified (PPE) in Section 4.2, Certification Program, and that is accredited for personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with ISO/IEC Guide , General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems. The accreditation shall be issued by an accreditation body operating in accordance with ISO/IEC 17011, Conformity assessment General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Updates document number to current document number Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: James Rose Organization: Safety Equipment Institute Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Tue Jul 14 22:37:35 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-8-NFPA Statement: Updates document number to current document number and title.

11 11 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 92-NFPA [ Section No ] The certification organization shall not permit any manufacturer to label any PASS as compliant with the 2007 edition of this standard on or after August 31 February 28, Additional Proposed Changes File Name Description Approved TIA _-_TIA pdf NFPA 1982 TIA Log No Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Note: This public input originates from Tentative Interim Amendment No , Log 1112 issued by the Standards Councils on August 26, 2013 and per the NFPA Regs., needs to be reconsidered by the Technical Committee for the next edition of the Document. Submitter's Substantiation: This TIA is related to a simila r TIA being submitted to NFPA The testing and certification of an integrated PASS device is directly related to the testing and certification of the SCBA. The submitters emphasize the importance of the two documents continuing to have the same compliance dates. The purpose of this TI A is to update on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (N IOSH) testing ofcbrn SCBAs. Some unanticipated delays have the potential to negatively impact the timeliness of completion ofn IOSH SCBA approvals. These delays could in turn impact approvals and certification ofscbas by the releva nt certification organi zation (SEI) to the NFPA 1981 standard, 2013 edition. That standard states in paragraph that "The certification organizations shall not permit any manufacturer to l abel any SCBA as compliant with the 2007 edition of this standard on or after 31 August 2013, except when replacement labels or replacement components that bear the certification orga nization's label are required." The presumption in the Technical Committee choosing t his date was that it would provide sufficient time for manufacturers' new designs to have successfu lly completed the evaluations for the certification authorities to be able to issue certifications for compl iance to the N IOSH and NFPA standards by that date. Emergency Nature: NI OSH testing to the Statement of Sta ndard for Sel f Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) with Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Protection used to Protect Emergency Responders Against CBRN Agents in Terrorist Attacks in conjunction with the National Fi re Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1981 for Open-Circuit Sel f-contained Breathing Apparatus for Fi re Fighters contain three interlocked activities. One is NIOSH certification under 42 CFR Part 84, Subpart H; two is compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1981 for Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Appa ratus for Fire Fighters, current edition; and three is special tests under N IOSH 42 CFR 84.63(c): Chemical Agent Permeation and Penetration Resista nce Against Distilled Su lfur Mustard (HD) and Sarin (GB), performed by The U S Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) Testing Center and Laboratory Respirator Protection Level (LRPL), performed by NPPTL. To minimize the total time for CBRN approvals, NIOSH and SE I have a simu ltaneous test and approval protocol. The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) has allocated its resources provide for the completion of all 9 interna lly-conducted tests, evaluations and issuance of approvals for SCBA manufacturer applications submitted prior to I June 2013 by September I '1 SEI has also allocated resources to provide for completion of the NFPA 1981 compliance testing for a pparatus received by the sa me date. However, the availabi lity ofecbc testing resou rces to complete the HD and GB testing has been negatively impacted by the Federal Government Budget Sequestration. Consequently, delays are anticipated. Representatives from NPPTL and ECBC are working closely to develop a projected testing schedule. A delay past the August 31 st date poses a significant impact on fire departments or first responder organizations that planned 4th quarter of 2013 purchases or need an emergency purchase of compliant SCBA with integrated

12 12 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM PASS. These organizations may not have access to the manufacturer of their current inventory SCBA, posing the dilemma of purchasing another manufacturers product or foregoing purchase until compliant product is available. Either of these approaches wi ll impact firefighter safety, by requiring additional training and creating a mixed inventory of SCBA with compromised interoperability of SCBA units. Departments may be faced with either an inadequate number of compliant SCBAs for operations or sending responders into a hazardous situation with safety equipment that is no longer compliant with NFPA Additionally, there is concern that without this compliance date extension, prod ucts compliant to the 2007 edition ofnfpa 1981 will no longer be availabl e after August 3 1, Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: TC on FAE-ELS Organization: NFPA Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Tue Jan 05 15:09:02 EST 2016 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-2-NFPA Statement: The Technical Committee is resolving this Public Input by updating the PASS labeling compliance date. Note: This public input originates from Tentative Interim Amendment No , Log 1112 issued by the Standards Councils on August 26, 2013 and per the NFPA Regulations, needs to be reconsidered by the Technical Committee for the next edition of the Document. Submitter's Substantiation: This TIA is related to a similar TIA being submitted to NFPA The testing and certification of an integrated PASS device is directly related to the testing and certification of the SCBA. The submitters emphasize the importance of the two documents continuing to have the same compliance dates. The purpose of this TI A is to update on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) testing of CBRN SCBAs. Some unanticipated delays have the potential to negatively impact the timeliness of completion of NIOSH SCBA approvals. These delays could in turn impact approvals and certification of SCBAs by the relevant certification organization (SEI) to the NFPA 1981 standard, 2013 edition. That standard states in paragraph that "The certification organizations shall not permit any manufacturer to label any SCBA as compliant with the 2007 edition of this standard on or after 31 August 2013, except when replacement labels or replacement components that bear the certification organization's label are required." The presumption in the Technical Committee choosing t his date was that it would provide sufficient time for manufacturers' new designs to have successfully completed the evaluations for the certification authorities to be able to issue certifications for compliance to the NIOSH and NFPA standards by that date. Emergency Nature: NIOSH testing to the Statement of Standard for Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) with Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Protection used to Protect Emergency Responders Against CBRN Agents in Terrorist Attacks in conjunction with the National Fi re Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1981 for Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Fire Fighters contain three interlocked activities. One is NIOSH certification under 42 CFR Part 84, Subpart H; two is compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1981 for Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Fire Fighters, current edition; and three is special tests under NIOSH 42 CFR 84.63(c): Chemical Agent Permeation and Penetration Resistance Against Distilled Su lfur Mustard (HD) and Sarin (GB), performed by The U S Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) Testing Center and Laboratory Respirator Protection Level (LRPL), performed by NPPTL. To minimize

13 13 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM the total time for CBRN approvals, NIOSH and SE I have a simultaneous test and approval protocol. The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) has allocated its resources provide for the completion of all 9 internally-conducted tests, evaluations and issuance of approvals for SCBA manufacturer applications submitted prior to I June 2013 by 1 September SEI has also allocated resources to provide for completion of the NFPA 1981 compliance testing for apparatus received by the same date. However, the availability of ECBC testing resources to complete the HD and GB testing has been negatively impacted by the Federal Government Budget Sequestration. Consequently, delays are anticipated. Representatives from NPPTL and ECBC are working closely to develop a projected testing schedule. A delay past the August 31 st date poses a significant impact on fire departments or first responder organizations that planned 4th quarter of 2013 purchases or need an emergency purchase of compliant SCBA with integrated PASS. These organizations may not have access to the manufacturer of their current inventory SCBA, posing the dilemma of purchasing another manufacturers product or foregoing purchase until compliant product is available. Either of these approaches will impact firefighter safety, by requiring additional training and creating a mixed inventory of SCBA with compromised interoperability of SCBA units. Departments may be faced with either an inadequate number of compliant SCBAs for operations or sending responders into a hazardous situation with safety equipment that is no longer compliant with NFPA Additionally, there is concern that without this compliance date extension, products compliant to the 2007 edition of NFPA 1981 will no longer be availabl e after August 31, 2013.

14 Reference: and TIA 13-1 (SC /TIA Log #1112) Tentative Interim Amendment NFPA 1982 Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS) 2013 Edition Pursuant to Section 5 of the NFPA Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards, the National Fire Protection Association has issued the following Tentative Interim Amendment to NFPA 1981, Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS), 2013 edition. The TIA was processed by the Technical Committee on Electronic Safety Equipment and the Correlating Committee on Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Equipment, and was issued by the Standards Council on August 26, 2013, with an effective date of September 15, A Tentative Interim Amendment is tentative because it has not been processed through the entire standards-making procedures. It is interim because it is effective only between editions of the standard. A TIA automatically becomes a public input of the proponent for the next edition of the standard; as such, it then is subject to all of the procedures of the standards-making process. 1. Revise and to read as follows: The certification organization shall not permit any manufacturer to label any PASS as compliant with the 2007 edition of this standard on or after February 28, The certification organization shall require manufacturers to remove all certification labels and product labels indicating compliance with the 2007 edition of this standard from all PASS that are under the control of the manufacturer on February 28, The certification organization shall verify this action is taken. Issue Date: August 26, 2013 Effective Date: September 15, 2013 (Note: For further information on NFPA Codes and Standards, please see Copyright 2013 All Rights Reserved NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION

15 14 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 93-NFPA [ Section No ] The certification organization shall require manufacturers to remove all certification labels and product labels indicating compliance with the 2007 edition of this standard from all PASS that are under the control of the manufacturer on August 31 February 28, The certification organization shall verify this action is taken. Additional Proposed Changes File Name Description Approved TIA _-_TIA pdf NFPA TIA Log No Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Note: This public input originates from Tentative Interim Amendment No , Log No issued by the Standards Council on August 26, 2013 and per the NFPA Regs., needs to be reconsidered by the Technical Committee for the next edition of the Document. Submitter's Substantiation: This TIA is related to a simila r TIA being submitted to NFPA The testing and certification of an integrated PASS device is directly related to the testing and certification of the SCBA. The submitters emphasize the importance of the two documents continuing to have the same compliance dates. The purpose of this TI A is to update on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (N IOSH) testing ofcbrn SCBAs. Some unanticipated delays have the potential to negatively impact the timeliness of completion ofn IOSH SCBA approvals. These delays could in turn impact approvals and certification ofscbas by the releva nt certification organi zation (SEI) to the NFPA 1981 standard, 2013 edition. That standard states in paragraph that "The certification organizations shall not permit any manufacturer to l abel any SCBA as compliant with the 2007 edition of this standard on or after 31 August 2013, except when replacement labels or replacement components that bear the certification orga nization's label are required." The presumption in the Technical Committee choosing t his date was that it would provide sufficient time for manufacturers' new designs to have successfu lly completed the evaluations for the certification authorities to be able to issue certifications for compl iance to the N IOSH and NFPA standards by that date. Emergency Nature: NI OSH testing to the Statement of Sta ndard for Sel f Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) with Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Protection used to Protect Emergency Responders Against CBRN Agents in Terrorist Attacks in conjunction with the National Fi re Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1981 for Open-Circuit Sel f-contained Breathing Apparatus for Fi re Fighters contain three interlocked activities. One is NIOSH certification under 42 CFR Part 84, Subpart H; two is compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1981 for Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Appa ratus for Fire Fighters, current edition; and three is special tests under N IOSH 42 CFR 84.63(c): Chemical Agent Permeation and Penetration Resista nce Against Distilled Su lfur Mustard (HD) and Sarin (GB), performed by The U S Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) Testing Center and Laboratory Respirator Protection Level (LRPL), performed by NPPTL. To minimize the total time for CBRN approvals, NIOSH and SE I have a simu ltaneous test and approval protocol. The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) has allocated its resources provide for the completion of all 9 interna lly-conducted tests, evaluations and issuance of approvals for SCBA manufacturer applications submitted prior to I June 2013 by September I '1 SEI has also allocated resources to provide for completion of the NFPA 1981 compliance testing for a pparatus received by the sa me date. However, the availabi lity ofecbc testing resou rces to complete the HD and GB testing has been negatively impacted by the Federal Government Budget Sequestration. Consequently, delays are anticipated. Representatives from NPPTL and ECBC are working closely to develop a projected testing schedule.

16 15 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM A delay past the August 31 st date poses a significant impact on fire departments or first responder organizations that planned 4th quarter of 2013 purchases or need an emergency purchase of compliant SCBA with integrated PASS. These organizations may not have access to the manufacturer of their current inventory SCBA, posing the dilemma of purchasing another manufacturers product or foregoing purchase until compliant product is available. Either of these approaches wi ll impact firefighter safety, by requiring additional training and creating a mixed inventory of SCBA with compromised interoperability of SCBA units. Departments may be faced with either an inadequate number of compliant SCBAs for operations or sending responders into a hazardous situation with safety equipment that is no longer compliant with NFPA Additionally, there is concern that without this compliance date extension, prod ucts compliant to the 2007 edition ofnfpa 1981 will no longer be availabl e after August 3 1, Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: TC on FAE-ELS Organization: NFPA Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Tue Jan 05 15:14:55 EST 2016 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-4-NFPA Statement: The Technical Committee is resolving this public input and updating the label removal date. Note: This public input originates from Tentative Interim Amendment No , Log No issued by the Standards Council on August 26, 2013 and per the NFPA Regulations needs to be reconsidered by the Technical Committee for the next edition of the Document. Submitter's Substantiation: This TIA is related to a similar TIA being submitted to NFPA The testing and certification of an integrated PASS device is directly related to the testing and certification of the SCBA. The submitters emphasize the importance of the two documents continuing to have the same compliance dates. The purpose of this TIA is to update on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) testing of CBRN SCBAs. Some unanticipated delays have the potential to negatively impact the timeliness of completion of NIOSH SCBA approvals. These delays could in turn impact approvals and certification of SCBAs by the relevant certification organization (SEI) to the NFPA 1981 standard, 2013 edition. That standard states in paragraph that "The certification organizations shall not permit any manufacturer to label any SCBA as compliant with the 2007 edition of this standard on or after 31 August 2013, except when replacement labels or replacement components that bear the certification organization's label are required." The presumption in the Technical Committee choosing this date was that it would provide sufficient time for manufacturers' new designs to have successfully completed the evaluations for the certification authorities to be able to issue certifications for compliance to the NIOSH and NFPA standards by that date. Emergency Nature: NIOSH testing to the Statement of Standard for Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) with Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Protection used to Protect Emergency Responders Against CBRN Agents in Terrorist Attacks in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1981 for Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Fire Fighters contain three interlocked activities. One is NIOSH certification under 42 CFR Part 84, Subpart H; two is compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1981 for Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Fire Fighters, current edition; and three is special tests under NIOSH 42 CFR 84.63(c): Chemical Agent Permeation and Penetration Resistance Against Distilled Sulfur Mustard (HD) and Sarin (GB), performed by The U S Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) Testing Center and Laboratory Respirator Protection Level (LRPL), performed by NPPTL. To minimize the total time for CBRN approvals,

17 16 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM NIOSH and SEI have a simultaneous test and approval protocol. The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) has allocated its resources provide for the completion of all 9 internally-conducted tests, evaluations and issuance of approvals for SCBA manufacturer applications submitted prior to I June 2013 by 1 September SEI has also allocated resources to provide for completion of the NFPA 1981 compliance testing for apparatus received by the same date. However, the availability of ECBC testing resources to complete the HD and GB testing has been negatively impacted by the Federal Government Budget Sequestration. Consequently, delays are anticipated. Representatives from NPPTL and ECBC are working closely to develop a projected testing schedule. A delay past the August 31st date poses a significant impact on fire departments or first responder organizations that planned 4th quarter of 2013 purchases or need an emergency purchase of compliant SCBA with integrated PASS. These organizations may not have access to the manufacturer of their current inventory SCBA, posing the dilemma of purchasing another manufacturers product or foregoing purchase until compliant product is available. Either of these approaches will impact firefighter safety, by requiring additional training and creating a mixed inventory of SCBA with compromised interoperability of SCBA units. Departments may be faced with either an inadequate number of compliant SCBAs for operations or sending responders into a hazardous situation with safety equipment that is no longer compliant with NFPA Additionally, there is concern that without this compliance date extension, products compliant to the 2007 edition of NFPA 1981 will no longer be available after August 3 1, 2013.

18 Reference: and TIA 13-1 (SC /TIA Log #1112) Tentative Interim Amendment NFPA 1982 Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS) 2013 Edition Pursuant to Section 5 of the NFPA Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards, the National Fire Protection Association has issued the following Tentative Interim Amendment to NFPA 1981, Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS), 2013 edition. The TIA was processed by the Technical Committee on Electronic Safety Equipment and the Correlating Committee on Fire and Emergency Services Protective Clothing and Equipment, and was issued by the Standards Council on August 26, 2013, with an effective date of September 15, A Tentative Interim Amendment is tentative because it has not been processed through the entire standards-making procedures. It is interim because it is effective only between editions of the standard. A TIA automatically becomes a public input of the proponent for the next edition of the standard; as such, it then is subject to all of the procedures of the standards-making process. 1. Revise and to read as follows: The certification organization shall not permit any manufacturer to label any PASS as compliant with the 2007 edition of this standard on or after February 28, The certification organization shall require manufacturers to remove all certification labels and product labels indicating compliance with the 2007 edition of this standard from all PASS that are under the control of the manufacturer on February 28, The certification organization shall verify this action is taken. Issue Date: August 26, 2013 Effective Date: September 15, 2013 (Note: For further information on NFPA Codes and Standards, please see Copyright 2013 All Rights Reserved NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION

19 17 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 11-NFPA [ Section No ] The certification organization shall be accredited for PPE in accordance with ISO/IEC Guide , General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems. The accreditation shall be issued by an accreditation body operating in accordance with ISO/IEC 17011, Conformity assessment General requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Updates document number to current document number Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: James Rose Organization: Safety Equipment Institute Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Tue Jul 14 22:39:12 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-9-NFPA Statement: Updates document number to current document number and title.

20 18 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 101-NFPA [ Section No ] The certification organization and the manufacturers shall evaluate replacement parts, components, and software to determine any changes affecting the form, fit or function for PASS or RF-PASS certified to the 2007 edition of NFPA 1982 to permit revisions to the original certification earlier editions of this standard to permit modifications to the earlier certification to accept replacement parts, components and software certified as compliant to this edition of the standard to be used on these earlier PASS or RF-PASS. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input It is often desired by end users and owners of PASS and RF-PASS certified to earlier editions of this standard to receive updated parts, components and software that have been certified to the latest edition of this standard. To allow this in an open manner and to optimize the approval application process, this clause has been added such that the latest revision of the standard will be used for the certification of the new parts to certify their use on earlier edition PASS devices. Example: New firmware for sound to be installed into the processor of earlier PASS devices so that they can be updated accordingly. For this to occur, the latest edition of the standard is to be used for the testing and modification to the previous certification. Related Public Inputs for This Document Related Input Public Input No. 99-NFPA [Section No ] Public Input No. 100-NFPA [Section No ] Relationship Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Simon Hogg Organization: Draeger Safety UK Ltd. Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Jan 06 16:22:35 EST 2016 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-98-NFPA Statement: Allows PASS manufacturers to upgrade devices. This sets in place a process for upgrading previously certified devices to the new standard.

21 19 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 88-NFPA [ New Section after ] The RF Multipath test shall be performed with the RF PASS and base station connected together as specified in Section 8.22, Radio System Tests for RF PASS RF Multipath Test The RF Multi-Hop test shall be performed with the RF PASS and base station set up as specified in Section 8.23, Radio System Tests for RF PASS RF Multi-Hop Test. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input This text supports the introduction of new test methods for multipath and multi-hop operation. Currently, no standardized methods exist to test the operation of RF-based PASS systems in highly reflective environments such as factories or refineries. The rationale for developing the Multipath test method is to fill this gap. Currently, no standardized methods exist to test the operation of RF-based PASS systems that utilize repeaters. The rationale for developing the Multi-Hop test method is to fill this gap. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Affilliation: NFPA ESE Committee's Ad Hoc Committee on RF PASS Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Tue Jan 05 11:14:41 EST 2016 Committee Statement Resolution: The TC is resolving this PI because it is already covered in Chapter 7.

22 20 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 13-NFPA [ Section No [Excluding any Sub-Sections] ]

23 21 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM PASS shall be tested for initial certification to this edition of NFPA 1982 and shall meet the performance requirements of the test series specified in the test matrix in Table (a) and Table (b) as applicable, for the type of PASS being certified. Table (a) Test Matrix for Stand-Alone PASS and Removable Integrated PASS Test Order Specimens 1 3 Sound pressure (Section 8.2), specimens 1 3 Alarm signal muffle (Section 8.18), specimens 1 3 Heat/flame test 1 ( ), specimen 1 Heat/flame test 2 ( ), specimen 2 Heat/flame test 3 ( ), specimen 3 Specimens 4 6 Shock sensitivity Specimens 7 9 Electronic temperature stress (Section 8.7), elevated specimens (8.3.5), 4 6 specimens 7 9 Impact acceleration ambient (Section 8.8), specimen 4 Impact acceleration cold Electronic temperature stress low (8.3.6), specimens 7 9 Electronic temperature stress shock (8.3.7), (Section 8.8), specimens specimen Impact acceleration elevated (Section 8.8), specimen 6 Product label durability (Section 8.16), specimens 7 9 Heat and immersion leakage (Section 8.5), specimens 7 9 Product label durability (Section 8.16), specimens 7 9 Specimens Water drainage (Section 8.11), specimens Corrosion (Section 8.4), specimens Product label durability (Section 8.16), specimens Table (b) Test Matrix for Nonremovable Integrated PASS Specimens Case integrity (Section 8.6), specimens Retention system (Section 8.10), specimens High temperature functionality (Section 8.12), specimens Specimens Specimens Tumble Vibration test vibration (Section 8.9), specimens (Section 8.17), specimens Point-to-point RF attenuation test (Section 8.19), specimens Loss-of-signal alarm test (Section 8.20), specimens RF interference test (Section 8.21), specimens S f ( & s 2 Test Order 1 Specimens 1 3 Sound pressure (Section 8.2), specimens 1 3 Specimens 4 6 Shock sensitivity Specimens 7 9 Electronic temperature stress (Section 8.7), elevated specimens (8.3.5), 4 6 specimens 7 9 Specimens Water drainage (Section 8.11), specimens Specimens Case integrity (Section 8.6), specimens Specimens Tumble vibration (Section 8.17), specimens Specimens Signal frequencies (Section 8.14), specimens 19 21

24 22 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Test Order Specimens 1 3 Specimens 4 6 Specimens 7 9 Electronic Alarm signal Vibration test temperature muffle (Section 8.9), stress low (Section 8.18), specimens (8.3.6), specimens 4 6 specimens Heat/flame test 1 ( ), specimen 1 Heat/flame test 2 ( ), specimen 2 Heat/flame test 3 ( ), specimen 3 Electronic temperature stress shock (8.3.7, specimens 7 9 Product label durability (Section 8.16), specimens 7 9 Heat and immersion leakage (Section 8.5), specimens 7 9 Product label durability (Section 8.16), specimens 7 9 Specimens Corrosion (Section 8.4), specimens Product label durability (Section 8.16), specimens Specimens High temperature functionality Specimens Point-to-point RF attenuation test (Section 8.12), (Section 8.19), specimens specimens Loss-of-signal alarm test (Section 8.20), specimens RF interference test (Section 8.21), specimens Specimens Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input There is no reference to Section 8.15 present in Table (a). The corrected wording adds the necessary reference. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: James Rose Organization: Safety Equipment Institute Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Tue Jul 14 22:46:51 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: See FR 12.

25 23 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 14-NFPA [ Section No [Excluding any Sub-Sections] ]

26 24 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM PASS shall be tested for initial certification to this edition of NFPA 1982 and shall meet the performance requirements of the test series specified in the test matrix in Table (a) and Table (b) as applicable, for the type of PASS being certified. Table (a) Test Matrix for Stand-Alone PASS and Removable Integrated PASS Test Order Specimens 1 3 Sound pressure (Section 8.2), specimens 1 3 Alarm signal muffle (Section 8.18), specimens 1 3 Heat/flame test 1 ( ), specimen 1 Heat/flame test 2 ( ), specimen 2 Heat/flame test 3 ( ), specimen 3 Specimens 4 6 Shock sensitivity Specimens 7 9 Electronic temperature stress (Section 8.7), elevated specimens (8.3.5), 4 6 specimens 7 9 Impact acceleration ambient (Section 8.8), specimen 4 Impact acceleration cold Electronic temperature stress low (8.3.6), specimens 7 9 Electronic temperature stress shock (8.3.7), (Section 8.8), specimens specimen Impact acceleration elevated (Section 8.8), specimen 6 Product label durability (Section 8.16), specimens 7 9 Heat and immersion leakage (Section 8.5), specimens 7 9 Product label durability (Section 8.16), specimens 7 9 Specimens Water drainage (Section 8.11), specimens Corrosion (Section 8.4), specimens Product label durability (Section 8.16), specimens Table (b) Test Matrix for Nonremovable Integrated PASS Specimens Case integrity (Section 8.6), specimens Retention system (Section 8.10), specimens High temperature functionality (Section 8.12), specimens Specimens Specimens Tumble Vibration test vibration (Section 8.9), specimens (Section 8.17), specimens Point-to-point RF attenuation test (Section 8.19), specimens Loss-of-signal alarm test (Section 8.20), specimens RF interference test (Section 8.21), specimens S f ( s 2 Test Order 1 Specimens 1 3 Sound pressure (Section 8.2), specimens 1 3 Specimens 4 6 Shock sensitivity Specimens 7 9 Electronic temperature stress (Section 8.7), elevated specimens (8.3.5), 4 6 specimens 7 9 Specimens Water drainage (Section 8.11), specimens Specimens Case integrity (Section 8.6), specimens Specimens Tumble vibration (Section 8.17), specimens Specimens Signal frequencies (Section 8.14 & 8.15 ), specimens 19 21

27 25 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Test Order Specimens 1 3 Specimens 4 6 Specimens 7 9 Electronic Alarm signal Vibration test temperature muffle (Section 8.9), stress low (Section 8.18), specimens (8.3.6), specimens 4 6 specimens Heat/flame test 1 ( ), specimen 1 Heat/flame test 2 ( ), specimen 2 Heat/flame test 3 ( ), specimen 3 Electronic temperature stress shock (8.3.7, specimens 7 9 Product label durability (Section 8.16), specimens 7 9 Heat and immersion leakage (Section 8.5), specimens 7 9 Product label durability (Section 8.16), specimens 7 9 Specimens Corrosion (Section 8.4), specimens Product label durability (Section 8.16), specimens Specimens High temperature functionality Specimens Point-to-point RF attenuation test (Section 8.12), (Section 8.19), specimens specimens Loss-of-signal alarm test (Section 8.20), specimens RF interference test (Section 8.21), specimens Specimens Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input There is no reference to Section 8.15 present in Table (b). The corrected wording adds the necessary reference. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: James Rose Organization: Safety Equipment Institute Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Tue Jul 14 22:49:03 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: See FR 12.

28 26 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 89-NFPA [ Section No [Excluding any Sub-Sections] ]

29 27 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM PASS shall be tested for initial certification to this edition of NFPA 1982 and shall meet the performance requirements of the test series specified in the test matrix in Table (a) and Table (b) as applicable, for the type of PASS being certified. Table (a) Test Matrix for Stand-Alone PASS and Removable Integrated PASS Test Order Specimens 1 3 Sound pressure (Section 8.2), specimens 1 3 Alarm signal muffle (Section 8.18), specimens 1 3 Heat/flame test 1 ( ), specimen 1 Heat/flame test 2 ( ), specimen 2 Heat/flame test 3 ( ), specimen 3 Specimens 4 6 Shock sensitivity Specimens 7 9 Electronic temperature stress (Section 8.7), elevated specimens (8.3.5), 4 6 specimens 7 9 Impact acceleration ambient (Section 8.8), specimen 4 Impact acceleration cold Electronic temperature stress low (8.3.6), specimens 7 9 Electronic temperature stress shock (8.3.7), (Section 8.8), specimens specimen Impact acceleration elevated (Section 8.8), specimen 6 Product label durability (Section 8.16), specimens 7 9 Heat and immersion leakage (Section 8.5), specimens 7 9 Product label durability (Section 8.16), specimens 7 9 Specimens Water drainage (Section 8.11), specimens Corrosion (Section 8.4), specimens Product label durability (Section 8.16), specimens Table (b) Test Matrix for Nonremovable Integrated PASS Specimens Case integrity (Section 8.6), specimens Retention system (Section 8.10), specimens High temperature functionality (Section 8.12), specimens Specimens Specimens Tumble Vibration test vibration (Section 8.9), specimens (Section 8.17), specimens Point-to-point RF attenuation test (Section 8.19), specimens Loss-of-signal alarm test (Section 8.20), specimens RF interference test (Section 8.21), specimens RF Multipath test (Section 8.22), specimens RF Multi-Hop test (Section 8.23), specimens S f ( s 2 Test Order 1 Specimens 1 3 Sound pressure (Section 8.2), specimens 1 3 Specimens 4 6 Shock sensitivity Specimens 7 9 Electronic temperature stress (Section 8.7), elevated specimens (8.3.5), 4 6 specimens 7 9 Specimens Water drainage (Section 8.11), specimens Specimens Case integrity (Section 8.6), specimens Specimens Tumble vibration (Section 8.17), specimens Specimens Signal frequencies (Section 8.14), specimens 19 21

30 28 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Test Order Specimens 1 3 Specimens 4 6 Specimens 7 9 Electronic Alarm signal Vibration test temperature muffle (Section 8.9), stress low (Section 8.18), specimens (8.3.6), specimens 4 6 specimens Heat/flame test 1 ( ), specimen 1 Heat/flame test 2 ( ), specimen 2 Heat/flame test 3 ( ), specimen 3 Electronic temperature stress shock (8.3.7, specimens 7 9 Product label durability (Section 8.16), specimens 7 9 Heat and immersion leakage (Section 8.5), specimens 7 9 Product label durability (Section 8.16), specimens 7 9 Specimens Corrosion (Section 8.4), specimens Product label durability (Section 8.16), specimens Specimens High temperature functionality Specimens Point-to-point RF attenuation test (Section 8.12), (Section 8.19), specimens specimens Loss-of-signal alarm test (Section 8.20), specimens RF interference test (Section 8.21), specimens RF Multipath test (Section 8.22), specimens RF Multi-Hop test (Section 8.23), specimens Specimens Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input This text supports the introduction of new test methods for multipath and multi-hop operation. Currently, no standardized methods exist to test the operation of RF-based PASS systems in highly reflective environments such as factories or refineries. The rationale for developing the Multipath test method is to fill this gap. Currently, no standardized methods exist to test the operation of RF-based PASS systems that utilize repeaters. The rationale for developing the Multi-Hop test method is to fill this gap. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Affilliation: NFPA ESE Committee's Ad Hoc Committee on RF PASS Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Tue Jan 05 11:31:13 EST 2016 Committee Statement Resolution: See FR 12.

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32 30 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 15-NFPA [ Section No ] The PASS manufacturer shall provide at least the following instructions and information with each PASS: (1) Pre-use information as follows: (2) Safety considerations (3) Limitations of PASS (4) Marking recommendations and restrictions (5) Warranty information (6) Preparation for use as follows: (7) Preferred mounting position and orientation for optimal performance (8) Training instructions (9) Recommended storage practices For RF PASS systems that utilize a portable computer as part of the base station, the danger of muting the computer s speaker, in which case, the base station operator would not receive the alarm signal or loss-of-signal alarm from the RF PASS. (a) (10) Inspection frequency and details (11) Proper use (12) Maintenance and cleaning as follows: (13) Cleaning instructions and precautions (14) Power source testing and replacement (15) Adjustments, if applicable (16) Maintenance criteria (17) Painting (18) Decontamination procedures (19) Retirement criteria and considerations (20) Procedure for reporting PASS problems to the manufacturer and to the certification organization Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Delete subitem d completely. It was our understanding that the committee intended to delete the audible alarm requirement for base stations. See committee action to logs 20 & 21 of the ROC. As a result, this requirement is not needed since the audible alarm requirement for base stations is to be removed. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: [ Not Specified ] Organization: SEI

33 31 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 16 21:55:32 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-13-NFPA Statement: Delete subparagraph (d) completely. The Technical Committee intended to delete the audible alarm requirement for base stations in the 2013 edition. See committee action to logs 20 & 21 of the 2013 ROC. As a result, this requirement is not needed since the audible alarm requirement for base stations is to be removed.

34 32 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 16-NFPA [ Section No ] The base station shall be designed to emit an audible and a visual signal alarm when the alarm signal described in is activated by the RF PASS unit, when the evacuation alarm is initiated, and/or when the loss-of-signal alarm is triggered. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input It was our understanding that the Committee intended to delete the audible alarm requirement for base stations. See Committee Action to Logs 20 & 21 of the ROC. Additionally, as written, section is in direct conflict with sections and which requjre that both the base station and the RF PASS emit a recurrent visual loss of signal alarm. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: [ Not Specified ] Organization: SIE Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 16 22:08:08 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-14-NFPA Statement: The Committee intended to delete the audible alarm requirement for base stations in the 2013 edition. See Committee Action to Logs 20 & 21 of the2013 ROC. Additionally, as written, section is in direct conflict with sections and which requjre that both the base station and the RF PASS emit a recurrent visual loss of signal alarm.

35 33 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 33-NFPA [ Section No ] All mode selection devices shall be rated for a service life of not fewer than 50,000 cycles. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input The term "service life" is the proper terminology when dealing with the ratings for switches and knobs. Also, makes 1982 consistent with Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: MICHAEL MCKENNA Organization: MICHAEL MCKENNA ASSOCIATES Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Tue Jul 21 14:59:40 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: The Technical Committee resolved this PI because the suggested change is inconsistent with 1801.

36 34 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 17-NFPA [ Section No ] Base station units for RF PASS shall sound an audible alarm and indicate on a visual display the presence of all RF PASS units that are in alarm mode. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input It was our understanding that the Committee intended to delete the audible alarm requirement for base stations. See Committee Action to Logs 20 & 21 of the ROC. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: [ Not Specified ] Organization: SEI Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 16 22:16:00 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-15-NFPA Statement: The Committee intended to delete the audible alarm requirement for base stations in the 2013 edition of the standard. See Committee Action to Logs 20 & 21 of the 2013 ROC.

37 35 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 3-NFPA [ Section No ] PASS shall sound the pre-alarm signal(s) 10 seconds 12 plus/minus 2 seconds prior to the sounding of the alarm signal. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input The current duration of the pre alarm is actually 12 seconds, not 10. There should be a tolerance on the 12 seconds. Note: The tolerance should be written as "+/- 2" but the plus sign will not show in the track changes view Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Craig Gestler Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: MSA Safety Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 02 14:35:14 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-16-NFPA Statement: The current duration of the pre-alarm is actually 12 seconds, not 10. There should be a tolerance on the 12 seconds. Note: The tolerance should be written as "+/- 2" but the plus sign will not show in the track changes view.

38 36 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 18-NFPA [ Section No ] The total duration of the three steps shall comply with the time window for the pre-alert alarm specified in Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input The term "pre-alert" should be revised to "pre-alarm" as the term "pre-alert" is not used anywhere else in NFPA Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: James Rose Organization: Safety Equipment Institute Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 16 22:21:19 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-17-NFPA Statement: The term "pre-alert" should be revised to "pre-alarm" as the term "pre-alert" is not used anywhere else in NFPA

39 37 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 37-NFPA [ Section No ] For RF PASS, when loss of RF communication is detected, the base station shall emit a recurrent visual loss-of-signal alarm and the RF PASS unit shall emit a recurrent visual loss-of-signal alarm within 60 seconds of loss of RF communication. The visual alarm shall recur at a period of no more than 20 seconds. Loss of communication could be due to, but not limited to, the portable unit being out of range or the presence of an RF interferer. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Section (under Loss-of-Signal Alarm (RF PASS)) is identical to Section (under Alarm Signal). Section should be deleted. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Nov 05 10:00:24 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-18-NFPA Statement: Section (under Loss-of-Signal Alarm (RF PASS)) is identical to Section (under Alarm Signal). Section should be deleted.

40 38 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 57-NFPA [ Section No ] The alarm signal shall have a duration of at least 1 hour at the PASS For RF PASS, the alarm signal shall have a duration of at least 1 hour at the base station. When utilized as apart of an integrated SCBA Electronics platform, the SCBA must shut off other functions if neccesary to retain the 1 hour PASS duration. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input The movement towards using the SCBA as a platform for electronic interfaces and sensors may cause us to forget that when the wheels come off the bus we need, AIR, and PASS. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Steven Townsend Organization: City Of Carrollton Fire Rescue Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Dec 03 10:05:49 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: The Technical Committee expectation is that the PASS will continue to run for one hour regardless of other functions that may be turned on. Manufacturers are permitted to turn off other functions to preserve battery life if they so choose.

41 39 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 30-NFPA [ Section No [Excluding any Sub-Sections] ] The PASS annunciator shall be driven by an alarm sequence consisting of the following six steps: (1) A Type 1 chirp alarm signal (2) A silent interval of ms ± 10 ms (3) A Type 2 chirp alarm signal, repeated a total of 4 times with a gap of 10 ms ± 0.5 ms between each chirp (4) A silent interval of ms ± 10 ms (5) A Type 3 chirp alarm signal, repeated a total of 8 times with a gap of 10 ms ± ms between each chirp (6) A silent interval of ms ± 50 ms Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input The term chirp is not used or defined anywhere in the document. The term alarm signal will be consistent with other sections and descriptions. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: James Rose Organization: Safety Equipment Institute Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 16 23:08:17 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: The Technical Committee is resolving this PI because it is covered elsewhere in the new design requirements for the PASS alarm in Chapter 6.

42 40 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 58-NFPA [ Section No [Excluding any Sub-Sections] ] The PASS annunciator shall be driven by an alarm sequence consisting of the following six following eight steps: (1) A Type 1 chirp (1) Sweep (2) A silent interval of ms ± 10 ms (1) 100 ms ± 5 ms (2) A Type 2 chirp (1) Sweep, repeated a total of 4 times with a gap of (1) a silent inerval of 10 ms ± 0.5 ms between each chirp (1) sweep (2) A silent interval of ms ± 10 ms A Type 3 chirp, repeated a total of 8 times with a gap of 10 ms ± ms between each chirp A silent interval of ms ± 50 ms (1) 50 ms ± 2.5 ms (2) A Type 1 Warble (3) A Type 2 Warble (4) A Type 1 Warble (5) A silent interval of 750 ms ± 37.5 ms Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input New PASS alarm. There has been dissatisfaction with the 2013 PASS alarm. This PASS alarm definition is the "proposed 2018 PASS Alarm" that the PASS alarm Technical Committee has created. All tests have shown that the proposed PASS alarm is much louder and easier to identify. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: PASS Alarm TG Street Address: City:

43 41 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 09:37:44 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-19-NFPA Statement: The Technical Committee is adding a new PASS alarm. There has been dissatisfaction with the 2013 PASS alarm. This PASS alarm definition is the "proposed 2018 PASS Alarm" that the PASS alarm Technical Committee has created. All tests have shown that the proposed PASS alarm is much louder and easier to identify.

44 42 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 59-NFPA [ Section No ] Following Step 6 8, the alarm sound shall repeat beginning immediately with Step 1. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input The proposed 2018 PASS alarm has 8 steps, not 6 Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: PASS Alarm TG Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 09:50:27 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-20-NFPA Statement: The proposed 2018 PASS alarm has 8 steps, not 6

45 43 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 60-NFPA [ Section No ] Type 1 Chirp 1 Sweep. The Type 1 chirp shall begin with a frequency of khz ± 0.02 khz and shall sweep to a frequency of khz ± 0.01 khz using the following method: The Type 1 chirp shall be a binary (on/off) pulse wave consisting of sequential cycles whose period changes on a cycle-to-cycle basis. The first cycle shall have a period of 250 μs ± 1.25 μs. The second cycle shall have a period of μs ± μs. The period for each succeeding cycle shall continue to be increased by 0.4 μs ± µs until the last cycle, which shall have a period of 500 μs ± 2.50 μs. Sweep is a 1 second /-50ms frequency sweep with a minimum of 100 frequency steps. The start frequency and end frequency shall be in the range of 2000 to 4000Hz and the end frequency must be a minimum of 500Hz greater than the start frequency. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Eliminating the definition of the Type 1 Chirp and replacing with the definition of the Type 1 Sweep. The Type 1 Sweep is a component of the proposed 2018 PASS alarm sound Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: PASS Alarm TG Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 09:52:18 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-21-NFPA Statement: The Technical Committee is eliminating the definition of the Type 1 Chirp and replacing with the definition of the Type 1 Sweep. The Type 1 Sweep is a component of the proposed 2018 PASS alarm sound

46 44 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 32-NFPA [ Section No ] * Type 2 Chirp 2 Alarm signal. Starting at a lower frequency of 2.0 khz ± 0.1 khz, the frequency shall rise in a sweeping manner, by a minimum number of 100 equal or near equal frequency steps, to an upper frequency of 4.0 khz ± 0.1 khz in 234 ms ± 1.17 ms. The sweeping chirps signals are to be kept close to linear rising frequency steps from the lower to the upper frequency to maintain the consistent audible sound pattern. It shall be permitted to change from linear frequency steps to nonlinear steps to allow a particular frequency or frequencies to be held for up to ms before returning as quickly as practicable to a normal linear rate to finish at the upper frequency. At higher frequencies (e.g., above 3.5 khz) it might be necessary to increase the frequency step rate just before starting to hold a peak frequency. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input The term chirp is not used or defined anywhere in the document. The term alarm signal will be consistent with other sections and descriptions. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: James Rose Organization: Safety Equipment Institute Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 16 23:13:12 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: The TC is resolving this Public Input because it is superseded by the new PASS alarm design requirements.

47 45 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 61-NFPA [ Section No ] * Type 2 Chirp 2 Sweep. Starting at a lower frequency of 2.0 khz ± 0.1 khz, the frequency shall rise in a sweeping manner, by a minimum number of 100 equal or near equal frequency steps, to an upper frequency of 4.0 khz ± 0.1 khz in 234 ms ± 1.17 ms. The sweeping chirps are to be kept close to linear rising frequency steps from the lower to the upper frequency to maintain the consistent audible sound pattern. It shall be permitted to change from linear frequency steps to nonlinear steps to allow a particular frequency or frequencies to be held for up to 50+5 ms before returning as quickly as practicable to a normal linear rate to finish at the upper frequency. At higher frequencies (e.g., above 3.5 khz) it might be necessary to increase the frequency step rate just before starting to hold a peak The Type 2 Sweep is a 250mS /- 12.5mS frequency sweep with a minimum of 25 frequency steps. The start frequency and end frequency shall be in the range of 2000 to 4000 HZ and the end frequency must a minimum of 500Hz greater than the start frequency. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input The Type 2 Sweep is a part of the proposed 2018 PASS alarm sound. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: PASS Alarm TG Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 09:56:31 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-22-NFPA Statement: The Type 2 Sweep is a part of the proposed 2018 PASS alarm sound.

48 46 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 63-NFPA [ New Section after ] Type 2 Warble The Type 2 Warble is a 200mS /- 10mS sound that alternates between Tone B and Tone C every 10 /- 0.5mS Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input The Type 2 Warble is a part of the proposed 2018 PASS alarm sound Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: PASS Alarm TG Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 10:05:58 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-23-NFPA Statement: The Type 2 Warble is a part of the proposed 2018 PASS alarm sound

49 47 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 64-NFPA [ New Section after ] TITLE OF NEW CONTENT Tones A, B and C shall be between 2000 and 4000 Hz Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Part of the definition for the proposed 2018 PASS alarm Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: PASS Alarm TG Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 10:10:13 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-24-NFPA Statement: Part of the definition for the proposed 2018 PASS alarm sounds.

50 48 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 65-NFPA [ New Section after ] Tone A Tone A is a frequency between 2300 and 4000Hz. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Tone A is a part of the Proposed 2018 PASS alarm sound Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: PASS Alarm TG Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 10:12:23 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-24-NFPA Statement: Part of the definition for the proposed 2018 PASS alarm sounds.

51 49 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 66-NFPA [ New Section after ] Tone B Tone B is a frequency 100 to 200Hz below Tone A. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Tone B is a part of the proposed 2018 PASS alarm sound Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: PASS Alarm TG Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 10:16:40 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-24-NFPA Statement: Part of the definition for the proposed 2018 PASS alarm sounds.

52 50 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 67-NFPA [ New Section after ] Tone C Tone C is a frequency 200 to 300Hz below Tone B Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Tone C is a part of the proposed 2018 PASS alarm sound Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: PASS Alarm TG Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 10:18:42 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-24-NFPA Statement: Part of the definition for the proposed 2018 PASS alarm sounds.

53 51 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 8-NFPA [ New Section after ] TITLE OF NEW CONTENT Non -Breathing Alarm Type your content here... Sec 6.5 Non-Breathing Alarm Sec PASS shall monitor air movement through the regulator once air begins delivery through the regulator assembly. PASS shall go directly into Full Alarm cycle when seven (7) seconds of a non-breathing mode is detected. A non-breathing mode shall be defined as a situation comprising of a lack of normal air flow either in through an inhalation valve or out through an exhalation valve. Sec Air movement monitoring may be accomplished using either the inhalation valve singularly or the exhalation valve singularly or a combination thereof. Sec PASS shall go directly into Full Alarm cycle after registering seven (7) seconds of air-flow caused by a facepiece becoming dislodged. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input The current motion-sensing functionality of the PASS alarm accommodates both the Emergency and Non-Emergency possibilities associated with non-movement. In the case of a Non-Breathing user or a Dislodged facepiece, this is Always an Immediate emergency and should be addressed as such. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: ERIC SACKNOFF Organization: FDNY Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Tue Jul 07 22:01:18 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: The Technical Committee believes this to be outside the scope of the PASS standard.

54 52 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 62-NFPA [ Section No ] Type 3 Chirp 1 Warble. The Type -3 chirp shall begin with a frequency of khz ± 0.01 khz and shall sweep to a frequency of ± 0.02 khz using the following method. The Type 3 chirp shall be a binary (on/off) pulse wave consisting of sequential cycles whose period changes on a cycle-to-cycle basis. The first cycle shall have a period of 500 μs ± 2.50 µs. The second cycle shall have a period of μs ± µs. The period for each succeeding cycle shall continue to be decreased by 0.8 μs ± µs until the last cycle, which shall have a period of μs ± µs. 1 Warble is a 400 ms /- 20mS sound that alternates between Tone A and Tone B every 10 ms /- 0.5mS Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input The Type 1 Warble is a part of the proposed 2018 PASS Alarm sound Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: PASS Alarm TG Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 09:59:54 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-28-NFPA Statement: The Type 1 Warble is a part of the proposed 2018 PASS Alarm sound

55 53 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 19-NFPA [ Section No ] The loss-of-signal alarm shall consist of an audible and a visual alarm distinct from the alarm and the evacuation signal. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input It was our understanding that the Committee intended to delete the audible alarm requirement for base stations. See Committee Action to Logs 20 & 21 of the ROC. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: James Rose Organization: Safety Equipment Institute Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 16 22:25:00 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-29-NFPA Statement: The Committee intended to delete the audible alarm requirement for base stations in the 2013 edition. See Committee Action to Logs 20 & 21 of the 2013 ROC.

56 54 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 38-NFPA [ Section No ] The loss-of-signal alarm shall consist of an audible and a visual alarm distinct from the alarm and the evacuation signal. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Section says that the Loss-of-Signal Alarm is audible and visual. This contradicts , which says it is visual only. Audible should be deleted. The ESE Committee voted for visual-only alarms. ROC , Log #20 (p. 16) shows that the committee replaced audible and visual with visual. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Nov 05 17:28:48 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: This is a duplicate of PI 19.

57 55 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 6-NFPA [ Section No ] The loss-of-signal alarm shall consist of an audible and a visual alarm distinct from the alarm and the evacuation signal. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Firefighters advised that having an audible alarm for out of range would be a distraction from the other "more urgent" alarms, and hence requested to change the working to indicate a visual alarm only for out of range. There was discussion about an optional audible out of range alarm that could be muted, but that was also struck as indicated by log #20 ( Log #20 FAE-ELS) The log was accepted in principal and implemented for and but the audible requirement was not actually removed for The reference to the audible alarm should have also been removed from the definition in (another comment) and (another comment). Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Craig Gestler Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: MSA Safety Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 02 15:37:12 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: This PI is a duplicate of PI 19.

58 56 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 39-NFPA [ Section No ] The loss-of-signal alarm shall have an interval not to exceed 60 seconds. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Section says that the Loss-of-Signal alarm interval is 60 seconds. This contradicts Section , which says 20 seconds. Section could be deleted entirely to resolve this. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Nov 05 17:34:10 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-30-NFPA Statement: Section says that the Loss-of-Signal alarm interval is 60 seconds. This contradicts Section , which says 20 seconds. Section is being deleted entirely to resolve this.

59 57 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 90-NFPA [ Chapter 7 ] Chapter 7 Performance Requirements 7.1 Sound Pressure Levels Audible Primary Pre-Alarm Signal PASS shall be tested for the sound pressure level of the audible primary pre-alarm signal as specified in Section 8.2, Sound Pressure Level Tests. The sound pressure level of the Type 1 tone pair shall be between 80 dba and 95 dba. The sound pressure level of the Type 2 tone pair shall be between 86 dba and 104 dba and shall be at least 6 db greater than the Type 1 tone pair. The sound pressure level of the Type 3 tone pair shall be between 100 dba and 110 dba and shall be at least 6 db greater than the Type 2 tone pair * PASS shall be tested for primary pre-alarm signal frequency as specified in Section 8.14, Signal Frequency Test, shall have at least an audible signal, and shall have the primary pre-alarm as specified in PASS Alarm Signal PASS shall be tested for the sound pressure level of the alarm signal as specified in Section 8.2, Sound Pressure Level Tests, and shall not have the alarm signal, once activated, be deactivated by the motion detector; shall have the alarm signal sound pressure level not be less than 95 dba for an uninterrupted duration of not less than 1 hour, and shall have PASS function properly as specified in PASS shall be tested for frequency content as specified in Section 8.14 and shall have the alarm signal as specified in PASS Low Power Source Warning Signal. PASS shall be tested for the sound pressure level of the low power source warning signal as specified in Section 8.2, Sound Pressure Level Tests, and shall have a sound pressure level between 70 and 100 dba, shall have the low power source warning signal continue to sound for not less than 1 hour, and shall have the PASS function properly as specified in Electronic Temperature Stress. PASS shall be tested for resistance to electronic temperature stress as specified in Section 8.3, Electronic Temperature Stress Test, and shall be evaluated for proper functioning of signals as specified in and , shall meet the proper alarm signal sound pressure level as specified in , and shall have the data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) operating properly. 7.3 Corrosion Resistance. PASS shall be tested for resistance to corrosion as specified in Section 8.4, Corrosion Test, and shall be evaluated for proper functioning of signals as specified in and , shall meet the proper alarm signal sound pressure level as specified in , and shall have the data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) operating properly. 7.4 Immersion Leakage Resistance PASS shall be tested for resistance to leakage as specified in Section 8.5, Heat and Immersion Leakage Test, and for 8.5.5, Test Procedure 1, PASS shall be evaluated for proper functioning of signals as specified in and , shall meet the proper alarm signal sound pressure level as specified in , shall have no water in its power source compartment(s), and shall have the data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) operating properly.

60 58 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM PASS shall be tested for resistance to leakage as specified in Section 8.5, Heat and Immersion Leakage Test; and for 8.5.6, Test Procedure 2, PASS shall have no water in the electronics compartment(s). 7.5 Case Integrity. PASS cases, housings, or enclosures shall be tested for integrity as specified in Section 8.6, Case Integrity Test; shall be evaluated for proper functioning of signals as specified in and ; shall meet the proper alarm signal sound pressure level as specified in ; shall support the test weight without affecting case integrity or causing visible damage; and shall have the data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) operating properly. 7.6 Intrinsic Safety. PASS shall be tested for intrinsic safety as specified in ANSI/UL 913, Standard for Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus for Use in Class I, II, and III, Division 1 Hazardous (Classified) Locations, and shall meet the requirements for Class I, Groups C and D, and Class II, Groups E, F, and G, Division 1 hazardous locations. 7.7 Shock Sensitivity. PASS shall be tested for signal cancellation sensitivity as specified in Section 8.7, Shock Sensitivity Test, and the pre-alarm signal shall not cancel. 7.8 Impact and Vibration Resistance PASS shall be tested for resistance to impact as specified in Section 8.8, Impact Acceleration Resistance Test, and shall be evaluated for proper functioning of signals as specified in and ; shall meet the proper alarm signal sound pressure level as specified in ; and shall have the data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) operating properly PASS shall be tested for resistance to vibration as specified in Section 8.9, Vibration Test, and shall be evaluated for proper functioning of signals as specified in and ; shall meet the proper alarm signal sound pressure level as specified in ; and shall have the data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) operating properly PASS shall be tested for resistance to vibration as specified in Section 8.17, Tumble-Vibration Test, and shall be evaluated for proper functioning of signals as specified in and ; shall meet the proper alarm signal sound pressure level as specified in ; and shall have the data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) operating properly. 7.9 Retention System. PASS shall be tested for durability of the retention system as specified in Section 8.10, Retention System Test, and the retention system shall withstand the applied force without separating Water Drainage. PASS shall be tested for water drainage as specified in Section 8.11, Water Drainage Test, and the alarm signal sound pressure level shall be at least 95 dba Heat Resistance. PASS shall be tested for resistance to heat as specified in Section 8.12, High Temperature Functionality Test, and shall be evaluated for proper functioning of signals as specified in and , shall have the sound pressure level not be less than 95 dba, shall have the data logging functions specified in (1) through (5) operating properly, and shall not melt, drip, or ignite Heat and Flame Resistance.

61 59 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM PASS shall be tested for resistance to heat and flame as specified in Section 8.13, Heat and Flame Test, Test Procedure 1, and shall not have the afterflame exceed 2.2 seconds; shall have nothing fall off the PASS; shall not have the PASS fall from its mounted position; and the PASS shall function as follows: (1) The alarm signal shall sound and continue to sound as specified in (2) The alarm signal shall meet the sound pressure levels as specified (3) At least two separate and distinct manual actions shall be required to change the mode selection device from alarm to sensing in order to silence the alarm as specified in (4) The data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) shall operate properly PASS shall be tested for resistance to heat and flame as specified in Section 8.13, Heat and Flame Test, Test Procedure 2, and shall not have the afterflame exceed 2.2 seconds; shall have nothing fall off the PASS; shall not have the PASS fall from its mounted position; and the PASS shall function as follows: (1) PASS shall emit the operational signal as specified in (2) PASS shall cycle from sensing to pre-alarm as specified in Section 6.3, Motion Sensing Design Requirements for PASS. (3) The primary pre-alarm signal shall sound as specified in (4) PASS shall cycle from pre-alarm to alarm as specified in Section 6.3, Motion Sensing Design Requirements for PASS. (5) The alarm signal shall sound as specified in (6) At least two separate and distinct manual actions shall be required to change the mode selection device from alarm to sensing in order to silence the alarm as specified in (7) The primary pre-alarm signal sound pressure level shall be as specified in , and supplementary pre-alarm signals shall function as designed. (8) The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be as specified in (9) The data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) shall operate properly PASS shall be tested for resistance to heat and flame as specified in Section 8.13, Heat and Flame Test, Test Procedure 3, and shall not have the afterflame exceed 2.2 seconds, shall have nothing fall off the PASS; shall not have the PASS fall from its mounted position; and the PASS shall function as follows: (1) PASS shall emit the operational signal as specified in (2) The mode selection device shall be capable of being switched from sensing to alarm as specified in and (3) The alarm signal shall sound as specified in (4) At least two separate and distinct manual actions shall be required to change the mode selection device from alarm to sensing in order to silence the alarm as specified in (5) The primary pre-alarm signal sound pressure level shall be as specified in , and supplementary pre-alarm signals shall function as designed. (6) The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be as specified in (7) The data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) shall operate properly Product Label Durability. PASS with product labels attached shall be tested for durability and legibility as specified in Section 8.16, Product Label Durability Test, and the product labels shall remain attached to the PASS and shall be legible to the unaided eye.

62 60 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM 7.14 Alarm Signal Muffle Test. PASS shall be tested for resistance to sound pressure level deadening or muffling as specified in Section 8.18, PASS Alarm Signal Muffle Test, and shall have the sound pressure level not be less than 95 dba. 7.15* Radio System Tests Point-to-Point RF Attenuation Test. RF PASS shall be tested for reliable wireless transmission and reception of alarm signals under a fixed amount of path loss (attenuation) as specified in Section 8.19, Radio System Tests for RF PASS Pointto-Point RF Attenuation Test The base station shall automatically emit an audible alarm in response to an alarm signal received from the RF PASS within 30 seconds of alarm activation under the radio channel conditions specified in Section 8.19, Radio System Tests for RF PASS Point-to-Point RF Attenuation Test. The RF PASS shall automatically emit an audible alarm within 30 seconds of evacuation alarm transmission by the base station under the radio channel conditions specified in Section The point-to-point RF attenuation test shall be conducted to determine whether the RF PASS will operate in an RF propagation channel having a specified level of path loss Radio System Tests Loss-of-Signal Alarm Test. RF PASS shall be tested for initiation of audible or visual alarm signals when RF communication is lost as specified in Section 8.19, Radio System Tests for RF PASS Loss-of-Signal Alarm Test The base station shall automatically initiate the loss-of-signal alarm in response to loss of RF communication with the RF PASS within 60 seconds under the radio channel conditions specified in Section 8.20, Radio System Tests for RF PASS Loss-of-Signal Alarm Test. The RF PASS shall automatically initiate the loss-of-signal alarm within 60 seconds of loss of RF communication with the base station under the radio channel conditions specified in Section Radio System Tests RF Interference Test. RF PASS shall be tested for wireless transmission and reception of alarm signals under a fixed amount of external in-band RF interference as specified in Section 8.21, Radio System Tests for RF PASS RF Interference Test The base station shall automatically emit an audible alarm in response to an alarm signal received from the RF PASS within 30 seconds of alarm activation under the radio channel conditions specified in Section 8.21, Radio System Tests for RF PASS RF Interference Test The RF PASS shall automatically emit an audible alarm within 30 seconds of evacuation alarm transmission by the base station under the radio channel conditions specified in Section 8.21, Radio System Tests For RF PASS RF Interference Test Radio System Tests Multipath Test. RF PASS shall be tested for reliable wireless transmission and reception of alarm signals under a statistical condition of multipath reflections as specified in Section 8.22, Radio System Tests for RF PASS Multipath Test The base station shall automatically emit an audible alarm in response to an alarm signal received from the RF PASS within the time specified in of alarm activation under the radio channel conditions specified in Section 8.22, Radio System Tests for RF PASS Multipath Test. The RF PASS shall automatically emit an audible alarm within the time specified in of evacuation alarm transmission by the base station under the radio channel conditions specified in Section The multipath test shall be conducted to determine whether the RF PASS system will operate in an RF environment having multipath reflections as characterized in a reverberation chamber. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input

63 61 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM This text supports the introduction of new test methods for multipath operation. Currently, no standardized methods exist to test the operation of RF-based PASS systems in highly reflective environments such as factories or refineries. The rationale for developing the Multipath test method is to fill this gap. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Affilliation: NFPA ESE Committee's Ad Hoc Committee on RF PASS Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Tue Jan 05 11:43:00 EST 2016 Committee Statement Resolution: See FR 32.

64 62 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 91-NFPA [ Chapter 7 ] Chapter 7 Performance Requirements 7.1 Sound Pressure Levels Audible Primary Pre-Alarm Signal PASS shall be tested for the sound pressure level of the audible primary pre-alarm signal as specified in Section 8.2, Sound Pressure Level Tests. The sound pressure level of the Type 1 tone pair shall be between 80 dba and 95 dba. The sound pressure level of the Type 2 tone pair shall be between 86 dba and 104 dba and shall be at least 6 db greater than the Type 1 tone pair. The sound pressure level of the Type 3 tone pair shall be between 100 dba and 110 dba and shall be at least 6 db greater than the Type 2 tone pair * PASS shall be tested for primary pre-alarm signal frequency as specified in Section 8.14, Signal Frequency Test, shall have at least an audible signal, and shall have the primary pre-alarm as specified in PASS Alarm Signal PASS shall be tested for the sound pressure level of the alarm signal as specified in Section 8.2, Sound Pressure Level Tests, and shall not have the alarm signal, once activated, be deactivated by the motion detector; shall have the alarm signal sound pressure level not be less than 95 dba for an uninterrupted duration of not less than 1 hour, and shall have PASS function properly as specified in PASS shall be tested for frequency content as specified in Section 8.14 and shall have the alarm signal as specified in PASS Low Power Source Warning Signal. PASS shall be tested for the sound pressure level of the low power source warning signal as specified in Section 8.2, Sound Pressure Level Tests, and shall have a sound pressure level between 70 and 100 dba, shall have the low power source warning signal continue to sound for not less than 1 hour, and shall have the PASS function properly as specified in Electronic Temperature Stress. PASS shall be tested for resistance to electronic temperature stress as specified in Section 8.3, Electronic Temperature Stress Test, and shall be evaluated for proper functioning of signals as specified in and , shall meet the proper alarm signal sound pressure level as specified in , and shall have the data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) operating properly. 7.3 Corrosion Resistance. PASS shall be tested for resistance to corrosion as specified in Section 8.4, Corrosion Test, and shall be evaluated for proper functioning of signals as specified in and , shall meet the proper alarm signal sound pressure level as specified in , and shall have the data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) operating properly. 7.4 Immersion Leakage Resistance PASS shall be tested for resistance to leakage as specified in Section 8.5, Heat and Immersion Leakage Test, and for 8.5.5, Test Procedure 1, PASS shall be evaluated for proper functioning of signals as specified in and , shall meet the proper alarm signal sound pressure level as specified in , shall have no water in its power source compartment(s), and shall have the data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) operating properly.

65 63 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM PASS shall be tested for resistance to leakage as specified in Section 8.5, Heat and Immersion Leakage Test; and for 8.5.6, Test Procedure 2, PASS shall have no water in the electronics compartment(s). 7.5 Case Integrity. PASS cases, housings, or enclosures shall be tested for integrity as specified in Section 8.6, Case Integrity Test; shall be evaluated for proper functioning of signals as specified in and ; shall meet the proper alarm signal sound pressure level as specified in ; shall support the test weight without affecting case integrity or causing visible damage; and shall have the data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) operating properly. 7.6 Intrinsic Safety. PASS shall be tested for intrinsic safety as specified in ANSI/UL 913, Standard for Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus for Use in Class I, II, and III, Division 1 Hazardous (Classified) Locations, and shall meet the requirements for Class I, Groups C and D, and Class II, Groups E, F, and G, Division 1 hazardous locations. 7.7 Shock Sensitivity. PASS shall be tested for signal cancellation sensitivity as specified in Section 8.7, Shock Sensitivity Test, and the pre-alarm signal shall not cancel. 7.8 Impact and Vibration Resistance PASS shall be tested for resistance to impact as specified in Section 8.8, Impact Acceleration Resistance Test, and shall be evaluated for proper functioning of signals as specified in and ; shall meet the proper alarm signal sound pressure level as specified in ; and shall have the data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) operating properly PASS shall be tested for resistance to vibration as specified in Section 8.9, Vibration Test, and shall be evaluated for proper functioning of signals as specified in and ; shall meet the proper alarm signal sound pressure level as specified in ; and shall have the data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) operating properly PASS shall be tested for resistance to vibration as specified in Section 8.17, Tumble-Vibration Test, and shall be evaluated for proper functioning of signals as specified in and ; shall meet the proper alarm signal sound pressure level as specified in ; and shall have the data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) operating properly. 7.9 Retention System. PASS shall be tested for durability of the retention system as specified in Section 8.10, Retention System Test, and the retention system shall withstand the applied force without separating Water Drainage. PASS shall be tested for water drainage as specified in Section 8.11, Water Drainage Test, and the alarm signal sound pressure level shall be at least 95 dba Heat Resistance. PASS shall be tested for resistance to heat as specified in Section 8.12, High Temperature Functionality Test, and shall be evaluated for proper functioning of signals as specified in and , shall have the sound pressure level not be less than 95 dba, shall have the data logging functions specified in (1) through (5) operating properly, and shall not melt, drip, or ignite Heat and Flame Resistance.

66 64 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM PASS shall be tested for resistance to heat and flame as specified in Section 8.13, Heat and Flame Test, Test Procedure 1, and shall not have the afterflame exceed 2.2 seconds; shall have nothing fall off the PASS; shall not have the PASS fall from its mounted position; and the PASS shall function as follows: (1) The alarm signal shall sound and continue to sound as specified in (2) The alarm signal shall meet the sound pressure levels as specified (3) At least two separate and distinct manual actions shall be required to change the mode selection device from alarm to sensing in order to silence the alarm as specified in (4) The data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) shall operate properly PASS shall be tested for resistance to heat and flame as specified in Section 8.13, Heat and Flame Test, Test Procedure 2, and shall not have the afterflame exceed 2.2 seconds; shall have nothing fall off the PASS; shall not have the PASS fall from its mounted position; and the PASS shall function as follows: (1) PASS shall emit the operational signal as specified in (2) PASS shall cycle from sensing to pre-alarm as specified in Section 6.3, Motion Sensing Design Requirements for PASS. (3) The primary pre-alarm signal shall sound as specified in (4) PASS shall cycle from pre-alarm to alarm as specified in Section 6.3, Motion Sensing Design Requirements for PASS. (5) The alarm signal shall sound as specified in (6) At least two separate and distinct manual actions shall be required to change the mode selection device from alarm to sensing in order to silence the alarm as specified in (7) The primary pre-alarm signal sound pressure level shall be as specified in , and supplementary pre-alarm signals shall function as designed. (8) The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be as specified in (9) The data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) shall operate properly PASS shall be tested for resistance to heat and flame as specified in Section 8.13, Heat and Flame Test, Test Procedure 3, and shall not have the afterflame exceed 2.2 seconds, shall have nothing fall off the PASS; shall not have the PASS fall from its mounted position; and the PASS shall function as follows: (1) PASS shall emit the operational signal as specified in (2) The mode selection device shall be capable of being switched from sensing to alarm as specified in and (3) The alarm signal shall sound as specified in (4) At least two separate and distinct manual actions shall be required to change the mode selection device from alarm to sensing in order to silence the alarm as specified in (5) The primary pre-alarm signal sound pressure level shall be as specified in , and supplementary pre-alarm signals shall function as designed. (6) The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be as specified in (7) The data logging functions specified in (1) through (6) shall operate properly Product Label Durability. PASS with product labels attached shall be tested for durability and legibility as specified in Section 8.16, Product Label Durability Test, and the product labels shall remain attached to the PASS and shall be legible to the unaided eye.

67 65 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM 7.14 Alarm Signal Muffle Test. PASS shall be tested for resistance to sound pressure level deadening or muffling as specified in Section 8.18, PASS Alarm Signal Muffle Test, and shall have the sound pressure level not be less than 95 dba. 7.15* Radio System Tests Point-to-Point RF Attenuation Test. RF PASS shall be tested for reliable wireless transmission and reception of alarm signals under a fixed amount of path loss (attenuation) as specified in Section 8.19, Radio System Tests for RF PASS Pointto-Point RF Attenuation Test The base station shall automatically emit an audible alarm in response to an alarm signal received from the RF PASS within 30 seconds of alarm activation under the radio channel conditions specified in Section 8.19, Radio System Tests for RF PASS Point-to-Point RF Attenuation Test. The RF PASS shall automatically emit an audible alarm within 30 seconds of evacuation alarm transmission by the base station under the radio channel conditions specified in Section The point-to-point RF attenuation test shall be conducted to determine whether the RF PASS will operate in an RF propagation channel having a specified level of path loss Radio System Tests Loss-of-Signal Alarm Test. RF PASS shall be tested for initiation of audible or visual alarm signals when RF communication is lost as specified in Section 8.19, Radio System Tests for RF PASS Loss-of-Signal Alarm Test The base station shall automatically initiate the loss-of-signal alarm in response to loss of RF communication with the RF PASS within 60 seconds under the radio channel conditions specified in Section 8.20, Radio System Tests for RF PASS Loss-of-Signal Alarm Test. The RF PASS shall automatically initiate the loss-of-signal alarm within 60 seconds of loss of RF communication with the base station under the radio channel conditions specified in Section Radio System Tests RF Interference Test. RF PASS shall be tested for wireless transmission and reception of alarm signals under a fixed amount of external in-band RF interference as specified in Section 8.21, Radio System Tests for RF PASS RF Interference Test The base station shall automatically emit an audible alarm in response to an alarm signal received from the RF PASS within 30 seconds of alarm activation under the radio channel conditions specified in Section 8.21, Radio System Tests for RF PASS RF Interference Test The RF PASS shall automatically emit an audible alarm within 30 seconds of evacuation alarm transmission by the base station under the radio channel conditions specified in Section 8.21, Radio System Tests For RF PASS RF Interference Test Radio System Tests for RF PASS Multi-hop RF Test. RF PASS shall be tested for reliable wireless transmission and reception of alarm signals under a fixed amount of path loss (attenuation) as specified in Section 8.23, Radio System Tests for RF PASS Multi-Hop RF Test The RF PASS shall automatically emit an audible alarm within the time specified in of alarm activation under the radio channel conditions specified in Section 8.23, Radio System Tests for RF PASS Multi-Hop RF Test The Multi-Hop test shall be conducted to determine whether the RF PASS system will operate in an RF environment having multipath reflections as characterized in a reverberation chamber as specified in Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input This text supports the introduction of new test methods for multi-hop operation. Currently, no standardized

68 66 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM methods exist to test the operation of RF-based PASS systems that utilize repeaters. The rationale for developing the Multi-Hop test method is to fill this gap. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Affilliation: NFPA ESE Committee's Ad Hoc Committee on RF PASS Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Tue Jan 05 11:45:54 EST 2016 Committee Statement Resolution: See FR 32.

69 67 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 68-NFPA [ Section No ] PASS shall be tested for the sound pressure level of the alarm signal as specified in Section 8.2, Sound Pressure Level Tests, and shall not have the alarm signal, once activated, be deactivated by the motion detector; shall have the alarm signal sound pressure level not be less than 95 dba for an uninterrupted duration of not less than 1 hour than 100 dba, and shall have PASS function properly as specified in Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Changes to the way the PASS alarm sound pressure is measured will result in different (and likely) higher values. The 100dB value is a placeholder until the verification can be completed. The sound pressure of the PASS is not measured for the entire 1 hour test. We are interested in the PASS sound pressure at the end of the one hour period. Section has been modified to take the measurements at the end of the test. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: MSA Safety Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 10:21:11 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-33-NFPA Statement: Changes to the sound pressure level measurement method has an impact on the SPL value recorded for the PASS.

70 68 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 20-NFPA [ Section No ] PASS shall be tested for frequency content as specified in Section Section , and shall have the alarm signal signals as specified in Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input The reference to 8.14 is for the pre-alarm signal covered by The correct test procedure reference for the alarm signal is section 8.15 Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: James Rose Organization: Safety Equipment Institute Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 16 22:26:18 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-34-NFPA Statement: The reference to 8.14 is for the pre-alarm signal covered by The correct test procedure reference for the alarm signal is section 8.15

71 69 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 69-NFPA [ Section No ] PASS Low Power Source Warning Signal. PASS shall be tested for the sound pressure level of the low power source warning signal as specified in Section 8.2, Sound Pressure Level Tests, and shall have a sound pressure level between 70 and and 95 dba, shall have the low power source warning signal continue to sound for not less than 1 hour, and shall have the PASS function properly as specified in Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Changes to the way the sound is measured will most likely have an impact on the measurement of the low battery warning. The values have been changed as a place holder until the verification can be completed. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: MSA Safety Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 10:29:24 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-35-NFPA Statement: Changes to the sound pressure level measurement method has an impact on the SPL value recorded for the PASS.

72 70 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 29-NFPA [ Section No. 7.6 ] 7.6 Intrinsic Safety. PASS shall be tested certified for intrinsic safety as specified in ANSI/UL 913, Standard for Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus for Use in Class I, II, and III, Division 1 Hazardous (Classified) Locations, and shall meet the requirements for Class I, Groups C and D, and Class II, Groups E, F, and G, Division 1 hazardous locations. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input The requirement should be changed form "tested" to "certified" (or alternately, "listed") to ensure continued compliance for annual re-certification. Simply stating "tested" could imply a one time initial requirement vs. ongoing compliance. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: James Rose Organization: Safety Equipment Institute Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 16 23:04:36 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-36-NFPA Statement: The requirement is being changed form "tested" to "certified" to ensure continued compliance for annual re-certification. Simply stating "tested" could imply a one time initial requirement vs. ongoing compliance.

73 71 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 70-NFPA [ Section No ] 7.10 Water Drainage. PASS shall be tested for water drainage as specified in Section 8.11, Water Drainage Test, and the alarm signal sound pressure level shall be at least 95 least 100 dba. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Changes to the sound pressure level measurement will likely have an impact on the SPL value recorded for the PASS. The 100dB value is a place holder until verification can be completed. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: MSA Safety Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 10:33:06 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-37-NFPA Statement: Changes to the sound pressure level measurement method has an impact on the SPL value recorded for the PASS.

74 72 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 71-NFPA [ Section No ] 7.11 Heat Resistance. PASS shall be tested for resistance to heat as specified in Section 8.12, High Temperature Functionality Test, and shall be evaluated for proper functioning of signals as specified in and , shall have the sound pressure level not be less than 95 than 100 dba, shall have the data logging functions specified in (1) through (5) operating properly, and shall not melt, drip, or ignite. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Changes to the sound pressure level measurement will likely have an impact on the SPL value recorded for the PASS. The 100dB value is a place holder until verification can be completed. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: MSA Safety Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 10:35:55 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-38-NFPA Statement: Changes to the sound pressure level measurement method has an impact on the SPL value recorded for the PASS.

75 73 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 72-NFPA [ Section No ] 7.14 Alarm Signal Muffle Test. PASS shall be tested for resistance to sound pressure level deadening or muffling as specified in Section 8.18, PASS Alarm Signal Muffle Test, and shall have the sound pressure level not be less than 95 than 100 dba. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Changes to the sound pressure level measurement will likely have an impact on the SPL value recorded for the PASS. The 100dB value is a place holder until verification can be completed. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: PASS Alarm TG Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 10:37:34 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-39-NFPA Statement: Changes to the sound pressure level measurement method has an impact on the SPL value recorded for the PASS.

76 74 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 42-NFPA [ New Section after ] The RF PASS shall automatically emit an audible alarm within 30 seconds of evacuation alarm transmission by the base station under the radio channel conditions specified in Section Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Section should be broken into two subsections as is done in Sections (base station alarm) and (RF PASS alarm). Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Nov 05 17:45:52 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: See FR 40.

77 75 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 21-NFPA [ Section No ] The base station shall automatically emit an audible a visual alarm in response to an alarm signal received from the RF PASS within 30 seconds of alarm activation under the radio channel conditions specified in Section 8.19, Radio System Tests for RF PASS Point-to-Point RF Attenuation Test. The RF PASS shall automatically emit an audible alarm within 30 seconds of evacuation alarm transmission by the base station under the radio channel conditions specified in Section Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input It was our understanding that the Committee intended to delete the audible alarm requirement for base stations. See Committee Action to Logs 20 & 21 of the ROC. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: James Rose Organization: Safety Equipment Institute Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 16 22:40:36 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-40-NFPA Statement: The Technical Committee intended to delete the audible alarm requirement for base stations in the 2013 edition. See Committee Action to Logs 20 & 21 of the 2013 ROC.

78 76 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 41-NFPA [ Section No ] The base station shall automatically emit an audible alarm in response to an alarm signal received from the RF PASS within 30 seconds of alarm activation under the radio channel conditions specified in Section 8.19, Radio System Tests for RF PASS Point-to-Point RF Attenuation Test. The RF PASS shall automatically emit an audible alarm within 30 seconds of evacuation alarm transmission by the base station under the radio channel conditions specified in Section Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Section should be broken into two subsections as is done in Sections (base station alarm) and (RF PASS alarm). Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Nov 05 17:40:32 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: See FR 40.

79 77 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 40-NFPA [ Section No ] The point-to-point RF attenuation test shall be conducted to determine whether the RF PASS will operate in an RF propagation channel having a specified level of path loss. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Section essentially repeats Section Section should be deleted. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Nov 05 17:36:56 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: See FR 40.

80 78 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 22-NFPA [ Section No [Excluding any Sub-Sections] ] RF PASS shall be tested for initiation of audible or a visual alarm signals signal when RF communication is lost as specified in Section 8.19, Radio System Tests for RF PASS Loss-of-Signal Alarm Test. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input It was our understanding that the Committee intended to delete the audible alarm requirement for base stations. See Committee Action to Logs 20 & 21 of the ROC. As a result section 7.16 is in direct conflict with sections and which require that the RF PASS emit a recurrent loss of signal alarm. Based on the wording requiring that the pass be tested for an audible alarm should be deleted.. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: James Rose Organization: Safety Equipment Institute Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 16 22:42:05 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-42-NFPA Statement: The Technical Committee intended to delete the audible alarm requirement for base stations in the 2013 edition. See Committee Action to Logs 20 & 21 of the 2013 ROC. As a result section 7.16 is in direct conflict with sections and which require that the RF PASS emit a recurrent loss of signal alarm. Based on the wording requiring that the pass be tested for an audible alarm is being deleted..

81 79 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 43-NFPA [ Section No [Excluding any Sub-Sections] ] RF PASS shall be tested for initiation of audible or visual alarm signals when RF communication is lost as specified in Section , Radio System Tests for RF PASS Loss-of-Signal Alarm Test. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Section 7.16: Loss-of-Signal Test refers to Section It should refer to Section Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Nov 05 17:50:30 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: See FR 42.

82 80 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 45-NFPA [ New Section after ] The RF PASS shall automatically initiate the loss-of-signal alarm within 60 seconds of loss of RF communication with the base station under the radio channel conditions specified in Section Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Break into two sections as is done in Sections (base station alarm) and (RF PASS alarm). Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Nov 05 17:55:06 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: See FR 43.

83 81 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 44-NFPA [ Section No ] The base station shall automatically initiate the loss-of-signal alarm in response to loss of RF communication with the RF PASS within 60 seconds under the radio channel conditions specified in Section 8.20, Radio System Tests for RF PASS Loss-of-Signal Alarm Test. The RF PASS shall automatically initiate the loss-of-signal alarm within 60 seconds of loss of RF communication with the base station under the radio channel conditions specified in Section Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Break into two sections as is done in Sections (base station alarm) and (RF PASS alarm). Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Nov 05 17:52:38 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-43-NFPA Statement: Break into two sections as is done in Sections (base station alarm) and (RF PASS alarm).

84 82 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 23-NFPA [ Section No ] The base station shall automatically emit an audible a visual alarm in response to an alarm signal received from the RF PASS within 30 seconds of alarm activation under the radio channel conditions specified in Section 8.21, Radio System Tests for RF PASS RF Interference Test. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input It was our understanding that the Committee intended to delete the audible alarm requirement for base stations. See Committee Action to Logs 20 & 21 of the ROC. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: James Rose Organization: Safety Equipment Institute Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 16 22:45:38 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-44-NFPA Statement: The Technical Committee intended to delete the audible alarm requirement for base stations in the 2013 edition. See Committee Action to Logs 20 & 21 of the 2013 ROC.

85 83 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 95-NFPA [ Chapter 8 ] Chapter 8 Test Methods 8.1 Sample Preparation Application The sample preparation procedures contained in this section shall apply to each test method in this chapter, as specifically referenced in the sample preparation section of each test method Only the specific sample preparation procedure or procedures referenced in the sample preparation section of each test method shall be applied to that test method Room Temperature Conditioning Procedure Samples shall be conditioned at a temperature of 22 C ± 3 C (72 F ± 5 F) and relative humidity (RH) of 50 percent ± 25 percent for at least 4 hours Samples shall be tested within 5 minutes after removal from conditioning Cold Temperature Conditioning Procedure Specimens shall be exposed to a temperature of -20 C + 0/-3 C (-4 F + 0/-5 F) for at least 4 hours Testing shall begin within 30 seconds of the specimens being removed from the conditioning Elevated Temperature Conditioning Procedure Specimens shall be exposed to a temperature of 71 C + 1/-0 C (160 F + 2/-0 F) for at least 4 hours Testing shall begin within 30 seconds of the specimens being removed from the conditioning. 8.2 Sound Pressure Level Tests Application This test method shall apply to all PASS Modifications to this test method for testing pre-alarm signals shall be as specified in Modifications to this test method for testing alarm signals shall be as specified in Modifications to this test method for testing low power source warning signals shall be as specified in Samples Samples shall be complete PASS.

86 84 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Apparatus Where the audio test mannequin is specified, the test mannequin shall be a Central Display, Inc., Model MA32 medium-size mannequin or equivalent The audio test mannequin shall have the sound level meter microphone mounted at the left ear, as shown in Figure Figure Audio Test Mannequin The test chamber shall be as specified in ANSI S1.13, Methods for Measurement of Sound Pressure Level Procedure Specimens shall be tested for sound pressure levels of the signals in accordance with ANSI S1.13, Methods for Measurement of Sound Pressure Level The laboratory measurement defined in ANSI S1.13, Methods for Measurement of Sound Pressure Level, shall be used for these tests All sound pressure level measurements shall be made with the sound level meter ballistics set to the peak response setting Report The alarm signal sound pressure level after testing as specified in shall be measured, recorded, and reported The pre-alarm signal sound pressure level after testing as specified in shall be measured, recorded, and reported.

87 85 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The low power source warning signal sound pressure level after testing as specified in shall be measured, recorded, and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing any portion of this test shall constitute failing performance Specific Requirements for Testing Alarm Signals The sound pressure level for the alarm signal shall be measured in a spherical radius at a distance of 3 m /-0 m (9.9 ft + 0.9/-0 ft) in from the specimen's annunciator Before starting the test, the specimen s power source voltage shall be discharged to the level at which the PASS first emits the low power source warning signal specified in The power source voltage shall be discharged at a rate that is equal to the average current draw, ±10 percent, of the same model PASS while in the operational condition that uses maximum current. The rate shall be determined by measurement by the certification organization The sound pressure level for the alarm signal shall be measured for 60 minutes + 5/-0 minutes The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be recorded, evaluated, and reported for the entire duration to determine pass or fail performance For testing purposes only, manufacturers shall be permitted to reconfigure a PASS device sample to allow external test equipment to access the digital signal being delivered to the sound mechanism/transducer element Specific Requirements for Testing Pre-Alarm Signals The specimen shall be mounted on the audio test mannequin in the preferred mounting position and orientation for optimal performance as specified by the manufacturer Before the test is started, the specimen s power source voltage shall be discharged to the level at which the PASS first emits the low power source warning signal specified in Section Power sources shall be discharged at a rate that is equal to the average current draw, ±10 percent, of the same model PASS while in the operating condition that uses maximum current. The rate shall be determined by measurement by the certification organization The sound pressure level for the pre-alarm signal shall be measured at the left ear of the mannequin for the duration of the pre-alarm The pre-alarm signal sound pressure level shall be recorded, evaluated, and reported for the entire duration to determine pass or fail performance Specific Requirements for Testing Low Power Source Warning Signal.

88 86 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Specimens shall be mounted on the audio test mannequin in the preferred mounting position and orientation for optimal performance as specified by the PASS manufacturer Before the test is started, the specimen s power supply voltage shall be discharged to the level at which the specimen first emits the low power source warning signal specified in The power source shall be discharged at a rate that is equal to the average current draw, ±10 percent, of the same model PASS, while in the operational condition that uses maximum current. The rate shall be determined by measurement by the certification organization The sound pressure level for the low power source warning signal shall be measured at the left ear of the mannequin for 60 minutes + 5/-0 minutes The low power source warning signal sound pressure level shall be recorded, evaluated, and reported for the entire duration to determine pass or fail performance. 8.3 Electronic Temperature Stress Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Procedure Each specimen shall be subjected to a series of three temperature stress tests identified as 8.3.5, Test Procedure 1, for elevated temperature, 8.3.6, Test Procedure 2, for low operating temperature, and 8.3.7, Test Procedure 3, for temperature shock The same three specimens shall be used for all three test series. Each specimen tested shall be complete with power source The test chamber or cabinet shall be capable of maintaining the required conditions specified in 8.3.5, 8.3.6, and throughout the envelope of air surrounding the specimen being tested, and these conditions shall be continuously monitored Following each test procedure, the specimen shall be allowed to stabilize at ambient conditions prior to proceeding to the next test procedure Test Procedure 1.

89 87 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Specimens shall be placed in the test apparatus that has been stabilized at 49 C + 3/-0 C (120 F + 5/-0 F) After 6 hours, the temperature shall be raised within 1 hour to 71 C + 3/-0 C (160 F + 5/-0 F) and maintained for 4 hours The temperature shall then be decreased within 1 hour to 49 C + 3/-0 C (120 F + 5/-0 F) This cycle shall be repeated twice After the second cycle, the temperature shall be raised to 71 C + 3/-0 C (160 F + 5/-0 F) for 4 hours Specimens shall be removed following the specified conditioning, and testing shall begin within 30 seconds of removal from conditioning Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in and The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Test Procedure Specimens shall be placed in the test apparatus that has been stabilized at -20 C + 0/-3 C (-4 F + 0/-5 F) and maintained for a minimum of 4 hours Specimens shall be removed following the specified conditioning, and testing shall begin within 30 seconds of removal from conditioning Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in and The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Test Procedure Specimens shall be placed in the test apparatus that has been stabilized at -20 C, + 0/-3 C (-4 F + 0/-5 F) cold condition for 4 hours.

90 88 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Specimens shall be removed from the cold condition and shall be placed within 5 minutes into another test apparatus that has been stabilized at 71 C + 3/-0 C (160 F + 5/-0 F) hot condition for 4 hours The cold-to-hot cycle shall be repeated twice Specimens shall be removed following the specified conditioning, and testing shall begin within 30 seconds of removal from conditioning Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in and The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Report The specimen alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured, recorded, and reported The functioning of the specimens shall be recorded and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance. 8.4 Corrosion Resistance Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Procedure.

91 89 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Specimens shall be tested in accordance with ASTM B 117, Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus; the salt spray shall be 5 percent saline solution; and the test exposure shall be for 48 hours + 30/-0 minutes The chamber shall be stabilized at a temperature of 35 C + 3/-0 C (95 F + 5/-0 F) Specimens shall be placed in the chamber as if worn by a user, in a wearing position specified by the manufacturer At the conclusion of the salt spray period, the specimen shall be stored in an environment of 22 C ± 3 C (72 F ± 5 F) at 50 percent ± 5 percent RH for a minimum of 48 hours Following the conditioning period, specimens shall be tested within 30 seconds of removal from conditioning Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in and The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Report The specimen alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured, recorded, and reported The functioning of the specimens shall be recorded and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance. 8.5 Heat and Immersion Leakage Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens.

92 90 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Apparatus A test oven having minimum dimensions of 915 mm depth 915 mm width 1220 mm height (36 in. depth 36 in. width 48 in. height) shall be provided The test oven shall have an airflow rate of 38 m/min to 76 m/min (125 ft/min to 250 ft/min) at the standard temperature and pressure of 21 C (70 F) at 1 atmosphere measured at the center point of the oven A test thermocouple shall be positioned so that it is level with the horizontal centerline of a mounted specimen A test water container capable of covering the uppermost point of the specimen with a depth of 1.5 m (4.9 ft) of water shall be provided The water container shall maintain the PASS at that depth The water temperature shall be 18 C ± 10 C (64 F ± 18 F) Test Procedure Specimens shall be placed in the test oven that has been preheated to 177 C + 5/-0 C (350 F + 10/-0 F). Test exposure time of 15 minutes shall begin After the test exposure time of 15 minutes, the specimens shall be removed from the oven and within 30 seconds shall be immersed in the test water container for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, the specimens shall be removed from the test water container and shall be wiped dry Specimens shall be subject to and for six complete cycles After the sixth cycle, the power source compartment of the specimens shall be opened and shall be inspected for water leakage to determine pass or fail performance. Where the PASS does not fail this portion of the test, the power source shall be replaced After the sixth cycle, the specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer's instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in Section 6.4, Signal Design Requirements for PASS After the sixth cycle, the specimens alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer's instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Test Procedure 2.

93 91 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Following test procedure 1, the specimens shall be re-immersed in the test water container for an additional 5 minutes + 30/-0 seconds. The power source compartment(s) shall be open, and the power source shall not be installed After the 5-minute immersion, the specimens shall be removed from the test water container and shall be wiped dry The electronic compartment(s) of the specimens shall be opened and inspected for water leakage to determine pass or fail performance Report For test procedure 1, the specimen alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured, recorded, and reported For test procedure 1, the functioning of the specimens shall be recorded and reported Following each test procedure, any water leakage shall be reported and recorded Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing any portion of this test shall constitute failing performance. 8.6 Case Integrity Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens for PASS that meet the criteria specified in shall be tested A minimum of three specimens shall be tested for each containment case, housing, and enclosure for PASS that meet the criteria specified in , , or Procedure Specimens shall be subjected to a test weight of 200 kg + 2/-0 kg (442 lb + 4.4/-0 lb) The test weight shall be placed on each surface of the specimen case, housing, or enclosure.

94 92 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The test weight shall be placed so as to avoid impact loading The test weight shall remain on each surface of the specimen case for 1 minute + 15/-0 seconds After removal of the test weight, each surface of the specimen case, housing, and enclosure shall be examined for damage Signal testing shall begin within 30 seconds following the final inspection of the case, housing, and enclosure Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in and The specimens alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Report The specimen alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured, recorded, and reported The functioning of the specimens shall be recorded and reported Any visible damage to the specimen case shall be recorded and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance. 8.7 Shock Sensitivity Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS.

95 93 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Apparatus A granite surface place with minimum dimensions of 305 mm width 305 mm length 75 mm thickness (12 in. 12 in. 3 in.) shall be used as the test surface A 10 mm ( 3 8 in.) I.D. 150 mm (6 in.) long tube shall be used as a guide for the ball drop A stainless steel test ball measuring 8 mm ( 5 16 in.) O.D. shall be used Procedure Specimens shall be subjected to one test series conducted on each test orientation as specified in Figure A single test series shall consist of the test ball being dropped three times. Figure Test Orientation Specimens shall be placed in direct contact on the granite test surface and secured in such a manner to prevent movement of the specimen during the test. The method of securing the specimen shall not interfere with the surface being tested Specimens shall be placed in the sensing mode. The testing shall be conducted during the sounding of the pre-alarm signal The guide tube shall be positioned in a vertical orientation over the center of the surface of the specimen, with the long axis perpendicular within ±2 degrees. The bottom of the tube shall be within 3 mm ( 1 8 in.) of the surface of the specimen but shall not touch the specimen The stainless steel test ball shall be held at the top of the tube, then dropped through the tube and allowed to fall on the surface of the specimen.

96 94 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The sounding of the specimen pre-alarm signal shall be monitored to determine pass or fail performance Report The sounding of the pre-alarm signal during testing shall be recorded and reported Any cancellation of the pre-alarm signal during testing shall be recorded and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen Cancellation of the pre-alarm signal as a result of the ball drop shall constitute failure One or more specimens failing any portion of this test shall constitute failing performance. 8.8 Impact Acceleration Resistance Test Application This test method shall apply to stand-alone and removable integrated PASS This test method shall not apply to nonremovable integrated PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Specimens of removable integrated PASS shall have the PASS removed from the integrated attachment so that the PASS alone is tested Procedure Three specimens shall be subjected to a series of impact acceleration tests One specimen shall be conditioned as specified in One specimen shall be conditioned as specified in One specimen shall be conditioned as specified in

97 95 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Each specimen tested shall be complete with power supply After conditioning, specimens shall be turned to the on position. Testing shall begin within 30 seconds of removal from conditioning For each conditioning, the specimens shall be dropped a total of eight times from a distance of 3 m + 0.1/-0 m (118 in. + 4/-0 in.) onto a concrete surface so that impact is on each face, on one corner, and one edge of the specimen. The specimens shall not be permitted to bounce a second time Following each drop, the specimen shall remain motionless and shall sound the pre-alarm signal and the alarm signal from the sensing mode to evaluate proper functioning as specified in Section 6.3, Motion Sensing Design Requirements for PASS, for determining pass or fail performance, after which the alarm signal shall be stopped and the specimen reset to sensing mode for the next drop The entire single series of drops shall be completed within 10 minutes of removal from conditioning Following the entire single series of drops, the specimen s alarm signal testing shall begin within 30 seconds Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in and The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Report The specimen alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured, recorded, and reported The functioning of the specimens shall be recorded and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance. 8.9 Vibration Resistance Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS.

98 96 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Integrated PASS shall be tested with the PASS in the integrated configuration Apparatus Specimens shall be tested on a typical package tester within the compartments specified in Compartments shall be configured as specified in Figure (a) and Figure (b). Figure (a) Vibration Table Compartments: Top View (Not to scale). Figure (b) Vibration Table Compartments: Side View (Not to scale) The sides and the base of the compartments shall be constructed of nominal 6 mm ( 1 4 in.) stainless steel, and the top of the compartments shall remain open There shall be no burrs, sharp edges, surface discontinuities, or fasteners on the internal surfaces of the holding boxes The large compartments shall be utilized for integrated PASS The small compartments shall be utilized for stand-alone PASS.

99 97 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Procedure The integrated PASS or the stand-alone PASS shall be placed unrestrained in the compartments specified in or as applicable, and all adjustments, where present, shall be fully extended No tie-downs shall be allowed to be made to the specimens The basic movement of the bed of the test table shall be a 25 mm (1 in.) orbital path, such as can be obtained on a standard package tester operating in synchronous mode at 250 rpm ± 5 rpm The test duration shall be 3 hours + 5/-0 minutes Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in and The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Report The specimen alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured, recorded, and reported The functioning of the specimens shall be recorded and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance Retention System Test Application This test method shall apply to stand-alone and removable integrated PASS with a retention system This test method shall not apply to nonremovable integrated PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens.

100 98 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Procedure * Prior to testing, specimens shall have the retention system attachment method cycled 500 times Specimens shall be placed in a test stand capable of applying a load to the retention system A base load of 45 N + 3/-0 N (10 lbf + 0.7/-0 lbf) shall be applied to the retention system A force shall then be steadily applied from the base load of 45 N (10 lbf) at a rate between 9 N/sec (2 lbf/sec) and 45 N/sec (10 lbf/sec). The force shall be applied perpendicular to the plane of the specimen as it is intended to be worn, in accordance with the manufacturer s instructions The force shall be applied until 445 N + 9/-0 N (100 lbf + 2/-0 lbf) is attained, and then the force shall be released Specimens shall then be inspected for retention system separation Report. Any separation of the retention system shall be recorded and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance Water Drainage Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Procedure Specimens shall be subjected to three water drainage tests.

101 99 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The first test shall have the specimens positioned with the annunciator oriented in the position it is intended to be worn, in accordance with the manufacturer s instructions The second test shall have the specimens positioned with the annunciator oriented horizontally and facing up A third test shall have the specimen positioned where the annunciator is oriented in a position that will retain the greatest volume of water Water shall be introduced into all openings, indentations, and grilles of the specimens until water overflows from each such opening, indentation, and grille The filling method shall ensure that no air bubbles remain in any of the openings, indentations, and grilles Specimens shall then be placed in the alarm mode and allowed to sound the alarm signal for at least 65 seconds without the specimen being moved The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in for the duration of the test The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured and recorded at the 60 second + 5/-0 seconds, mark to determine pass or fail performance Report. The specimen alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured, recorded, and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance High Temperature Functionality Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Integrated PASS shall be tested with the PASS in the integrated configuration.

102 100 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Apparatus The thermal exposure test oven shall be as specified in ISO 17493, Clothing and equipment for protection against heat Test method for convective heat resistance using a hot air circulating oven. The test oven shall be capable of maintaining temperatures up to 260 C + 6/-0 C (500 F + 10/-0 F) and shall be capable of maintaining the required conditions specified in , and these conditions shall be continuously monitored A test fixture shall be constructed using an aramid belt that is at least 50 mm (2 in.) wide and fastened to mounting posts spaced 305 mm + 25/-0 mm (12 in. + 1/-0 in.) apart. The test fixture shall be designed to allow the specimens to be attached to the belt by the retention system according to the PASS manufacturer s instructions An alternative text fixture shall be designed to allow an integrated PASS to be attached in the same configuration as a PASS integrated with SCBA mounting assembly attaches to the PASS Integrated PASS, other than SCBA integrated PASS, shall be tested in the as designed configuration and shall not be altered, separated, or cut apart from what it is integrated with The test fixtures shall be designed such that with the specimen attached, no portion of the specimen shall touch any oven surface. The test fixtures shall also not degrade the oven recovery time The sound test chamber shall be as specified in ANSI S1.13, Methods for Measurement of Sound Pressure Level Procedure The thermal exposure test temperature shall be set to 260 C + 6/-0 C (500 F + 10/-0 F). The oven shall be allowed to stabilize at the test temperature for a minimum of 30 minutes Specimens shall be attached to a test fixture in the as worn position Specimens shall be set to the sensing mode The test fixture with the specimen attached shall be placed in the test oven perpendicular to the airflow of the oven There shall be no obstructions between the specimen and the airflow. The test fixture shall position the specimen equidistant from all interior oven surfaces The test oven door shall not remain open more than 15 seconds. The air circulation shall be shut off while the door is open and turned on when the door is closed The total test oven recovery time shall not exceed 60 seconds. The thermocouple reading shall remain at 260 C + 5/-0 C (500 F + 10/-0 F) for the duration of the test Specimens, mounted as specified, shall be exposed in the test oven for 5 minutes + 15/-0 seconds. The test exposure time shall begin when the test thermocouple recovers to 260 C + 5/-0 C (500 F + 10/-0 F).

103 101 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Provisions shall be made to prevent the PASS device from going from sensing mode to alarm mode for the duration of the thermal exposure After the specified thermal exposure period, the specimen shall be removed from the thermal exposure test oven and within 30 seconds placed in the sound test chamber specified in The specimen shall remain motionless and be allowed to cycle from sensing mode to alarm mode. When the PASS cycles into the alarm mode, within 30 seconds the sound pressure level for the alarm signal shall be measured in a spherical radius at a distance of 3 m + 1/-0 m (9.9 ft + 3.3/-0 ft) from the specimen s annunciator Following the sound pressure level measurement, the specimen shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in and to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be examined for melting, dripping, or ignition to determine pass or fail performance Report The alarm signal sound pressure level measured after exposure to high temperature environment shall be recorded and reported The functioning of the specimens shall be recorded and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen Failing performance of one or more specimens shall constitute failing performance for this test Heat and Flame Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Apparatus.

104 102 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM A calibration mannequin meeting the requirements specified in Figure shall be provided. Figure Calibration Mannequin A heat and flame test mannequin meeting the requirements specified in Figure shall be provided. Figure Heat and Flame Test Mannequin * Both the calibration mannequin specified in and the heat and flame test mannequin specified in shall have a protective covering The protective covering shall be a weld blanket made of fireproof silica cloth of a minimum weight of 18 oz/sq yd The protective covering shall be designed and constructed to provide coverage over the surface of the mannequin Where additional insulation is needed to protect the mannequin electronics, an additional thermal liner underlayer shall be permitted The complete protective covering shall be discarded and shall not be used where the damage to any portion indicates the covering can no longer provide thermal protection for the test mannequin.

105 103 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The test headform shall be covered with an undyed aramid hood for protection of the headform during testing. The protective hood shall meet the structural fire-fighting protective hood requirements specified in NFPA 1971, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting The heat and flame test apparatus shall be as specified in Figure (a) and Figure (b). Figure (a) Heat and Flame Test Apparatus: Top View. Figure (b) Heat and Flame Test Apparatus: Side View The test oven shall be a horizontal forced circulating air oven with an internal velocity of 61 m/min, ±15 m/min (200 linear ft/min, ±49 linear ft/min). The test oven shall have minimum dimensions of 915 mm depth 915 mm width 1220 mm height (36 in. depth 36 in. width 48 in. height) Procedure For calibration prior to the heat and flame test, the calibration mannequin specified in Figure shall be exposed to direct flame contact for 10 seconds using the heat and flame test apparatus All peak temperature readings shall be within a temperature range of 815 C to 1150 C (1500 F to 2102 F) The average mean of all peak temperature readings shall be no higher than 950 C (1742 F) The test oven recovery time, after the door is closed, shall not exceed 1 minute Specimens shall be attached to the front or rear of the test mannequin by the retention system, in accordance with the manufacturer s instructions, by means of a loop, belt, SCBA strap, or other means, on the outside or over the mannequin protective clothing.

106 104 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Specimens shall be attached to the mannequin in accordance with the PASS manufacturer s instructions For integrated PASS, the specimens shall be mounted on the test mannequin in accordance with the PASS manufacturer s instructions to simulate the correct wearing position Specimens shall be subjected to three different series of the heat and flame test identified in this section as test procedure 1, test procedure 2, and test procedure 3. Different specimens shall be used for each of the three test series For all three test procedures, specimens mounted on the test mannequin shall first be placed in the test oven, which has been preheated to 95 C ± 2 C (203 F ± 4 F) for 15 minutes + 15/-0 seconds. The test exposure time of 15 minutes shall begin after the door is closed and the oven temperature recovers to 95 C (203 F) At the completion of the 15-minute + 15/-0 seconds exposure, the oven door shall be opened and the specimens, mounted on the test mannequin, shall be moved out of the oven and into the center of the burner array The specimens shall then be exposed to direct flame contact for 10 seconds /-0 seconds. This exposure shall begin within 20 seconds of removal of the specimen from the test oven For test procedure 1, the specimen mode selection device shall be set in the alarm mode and then exposed to the flame and drop sequences. Specimens shall be observed for the sounding of the alarm signal to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (1) For test procedure 2, the specimen mode selection device shall be set in the sensing mode and then exposed to the flame and drop sequences. Specimens shall be observed for the sounding of the operational signal to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (1) For test procedure 3, the specimen mode selection device shall be set in the sensing mode and then exposed to the flame and drop sequences. Specimens shall be observed for the sounding of the operational signal to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (1) After the mode selection device has been set to the applicable setting for test procedure 1, test procedure 2, or test procedure 3, as indicated in , , or , respectively, the specimens in all three test procedures shall then be exposed to direct flame contact for 10 seconds /-0 seconds. The exposure shall begin within 20 seconds of removal of the specimens from the test oven For all three test procedures, specimens shall be observed for any afterflame, and the afterflame duration shall be recorded to determine pass or fail performance as specified in , , and For test procedure 1, specimens shall be observed for the continued sounding of the alarm signal to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (1) For all three test procedures, within 20 seconds of completion of the direct flame exposure, specimens mounted on the test mannequin shall be raised 150 mm + 6/-0 mm (6 in /-0 in.) and dropped freely.

107 105 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM For all three test procedures, specimens shall be observed to determine pass or fail performance and that nothing has fallen off the PASS and that the PASS has not fallen from its mounted position Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (4), (9), and (7) For test procedure 1, following the drop sequence, specimens shall be observed for the continued sounding of the alarm signal to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (1) The specimen mode selection device then shall be set to off Specimens shall be observed for the proper functioning of the mode selection device to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (3) For test procedure 2, following the flame and drop sequences, specimens shall remain motionless and allowed to cycle to the pre-alarm signal and then to the alarm signal Following the sounding of the alarm signal, the mode selection device shall be set to off Specimens shall be observed for the proper cycling to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (2) and (4) Specimens shall be observed for the activation and operation of the primary pre-alarm signal and the alarm signal to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (3) and (8) Supplementary pre-alarm signal(s), where provided, shall be evaluated for proper operation Specimens shall be observed for the proper functioning of the mode selection device to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (6) For test procedure 3, following the flame and drop sequences, the specimen mode selection device shall be set to alarm Where specimens begin to operate the pre-alarm signal(s) prior to being set to alarm, the specimen shall be jarred to cancel the pre-alarm signal(s) before setting to alarm Following the sounding of the alarm signal, the mode selection device shall be set to off Specimens shall be observed for the proper functioning of the mode selection device while switching to alarm to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (2) Specimens shall be observed for the sounding of the alarm signal to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (3).

108 106 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Specimens shall be observed to determine the proper functioning of the mode selection device while switching to off to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (4) For all three test procedures, specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer's instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in and The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Report Observations of any afterflame shall be recorded and reported for each specimen Observations of the functioning of the mode selection while the specimen is being activated shall be evaluated, recorded, and reported for each specimen Observations of the sounding of the operational signal shall be evaluated, recorded, and reported for each specimen Observations of the functioning of the mode selection device while being switched to the sensing mode shall be evaluated, recorded, and reported for each specimen Observations of the activation and sounding of the primary pre-alarm signal shall be evaluated, recorded, and reported for each specimen Observations of the activation and sounding of any supplementary pre-alarm signal(s), where provided, shall be evaluated, recorded, and reported for each specimen Observations of the functioning of the mode selection device while switching to alarm shall be evaluated, recorded, and reported for each specimen Observations of the sounding of the alarm signal and the continued sounding of the alarm signal shall be evaluated, recorded, and reported for each specimen Observations of the functioning of the mode selection device while switching to off shall be evaluated, recorded, and reported for each specimen Observations of the functioning of the data logging shall be evaluated, recorded, and reported for each specimen The specimen alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured, recorded, and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test or a portion of this test shall constitute failing performance.

109 107 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM 8.14 Signal Frequency Test Application. This test shall apply to the pre-alarm signals of all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Apparatus All testing shall be conducted in a laboratory grade semi-anechoic room A frequency analyzer set to measure in either 1 12 octave or narrow band connected to a microphone shall be used to measure the frequencies of the audible primary pre-alarm signal A sampling digital oscilloscope connected to a microphone shall be used to measure the frequencies of the alarm signal Procedure Specimens shall be oriented in the wearing position with the annunciator positioned 1 m ± 25 mm (39 in. ± 1 in.) from the microphone in the semi-anechoic room The pre-alarm or alarm signal shall be activated, and the signal frequency shall be measured A new primary frequency shall have a valley of at least 3 db between the two frequencies being measured Report The audible primary pre-alarm signal frequencies shall be recorded and reported The alarm signal shall be recorded at a minimum of 5 mega-samples/second, verified that it meets the requirements of , and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen for both the pre-alarm and the alarm signals One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance Signal Frequency Test.

110 108 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Application. This test shall apply to the alarm signals of all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS with suitable modifications to provide access to the digital pulse wave that controls the driver circuit for the audible annunciator Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Section Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Apparatus. A sampling digital oscilloscope or time-interval counter connected to the digital pulse wave shall be used to measure the frequencies of the alarm signal. The sampling digital oscilloscope or time-interval counter shall have a minimum time resolution of 50 nanoseconds Procedure. The alarm signal shall be activated, and the signal frequencies shall be measured. Frequency measurements shall be based on the period of individual cycles of the digital pulse wave Report The alarm signal frequencies shall be recorded and reported The alarm signal shall be recorded at a minimum time resolution of 50 nanoseconds, verified that it meets the requirements of , and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen for the alarm signals One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance Product Label Durability Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS product labels Samples Samples shall be complete PASS with all product labels attached Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS with all product labels attached.

111 109 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM A minimum of three specimens shall be tested At least three specimens shall be subjected to all three test procedures Apparatus A test chamber or cabinet shall be provided and shall be capable of maintaining the required conditions specified in , , and throughout the envelope of air surrounding the specimen being tested The conditions in the chamber or cabinet shall be continuously monitored Test Procedure Specimens shall be subjected to the elevated temperature environmental conditioning specified in through , excluding through Specimens shall be removed following the specified conditioning, and evaluation shall begin within 30 seconds of removal from conditioning The product labels shall be permitted to be wiped clean with an untreated cloth prior to being examined Specimen product labels shall be examined at a distance of 305 mm + 25/-0 mm (12 in. + 1/-0 in.) by the unaided eye with 20/20 vision or with vision corrected to 20/ Test Procedure Specimens shall be subjected to the low-temperature environmental conditioning specified in , excluding through Specimens shall be removed following the specified conditioning, and evaluation shall begin within 30 seconds of removal from conditioning The product labels shall be permitted to be wiped clean with an untreated cloth prior to being examined Specimen product labels shall be examined at a distance of 305 mm + 25/-0 mm (12 in. + 1/-0 in.) by the unaided eye with 20/20 vision or with vision corrected to 20/ Test Procedure Specimens shall be subjected to the temperature shock environmental conditioning specified in through and excluding through Specimens shall be removed following the specified conditioning, and evaluation shall begin within 30 seconds of removal from conditioning The product labels shall be permitted to be wiped clean with an untreated cloth prior to being examined.

112 110 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Specimen product labels shall be examined at a distance of 305 mm + 25/-0 mm (12 in. + 1/-0 in.) by the unaided eye with 20/20 vision or with vision corrected to 20/ Report. The legibility of each specimen product label shall be recorded and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen Any one specimen failing the test shall constitute failing performance Tumble Vibration Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Integrated PASS, other then SCBA integrated PASS, shall be tested in the as designed configuration and shall not be altered, separated, or cut apart from what it is integrated with Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested.

113 111 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Apparatus. The tumble test apparatus shall be as specified in Figure Figure Tumble Test Apparatus Procedure The test specimens shall be placed unrestrained in the tumbling apparatus. Only one specimen shall be tested at a time The tumbling apparatus shall be run at a speed of 15 rpm ± 1 rpm The test shall be run for a duration of 3 hours + 5/-0 minutes Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instruction to determine the proper functioning as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Upon completion of the test duration, specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Report The specimen alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured, recorded, and reported The functioning of the specimens shall be recorded and reported Interpretation.

114 112 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen Any one specimen failing the test shall constitute failing performance PASS Alarm Signal Muffle Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples for testing shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS At least three specimens shall be tested Apparatus The test chamber shall be as specified in ANSI S1.13, Methods for Measurement of Sound Pressure Level Testing shall be conducted in a test chamber that absorbs a minimum of 90 percent of all sound from 500 Hz to 5000 Hz Test subjects shall wear a structural fire-fighting protective ensemble that includes the coat, trousers, helmet, hood, gloves, and footwear that are certified as compliant with NFPA 1971, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting Test subjects shall also wear an SCBA that is certified as compliant with NFPA 1981, Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for Emergency Services Procedure Specimens shall be tested at an ambient temperature of 22 C ± 3 C (72 F ± 5 F) and RH of 50 percent ± 25 percent Specimens shall be tested for sound pressure levels of the primary alarm signals in accordance with ANSI S1.13, Methods for Measurement of Sound Pressure Level All sound pressure level measurements shall be made with the sound level meter ballistics set to the peak response setting, and the test subject shall don the following: (1) The protective ensemble specified in (2) The specimen PASS per the manufacturers instructions

115 113 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The test subject shall assume each of the following five testing positions, shall place the specimen PASS into the alarm mode, and shall remain in each position, unmoving, until the sound pressure levels have been measured and recorded: (1) Face down with arms fully extended out to the sides (2) Supine left as far as possible, arms down along sides (3) Supine right as far as possible, arms down along sides (4) Fetal, knees drawn to chest as far as possible, arms around legs, and lying on right side (5) Fetal, knees drawn to chest as far as possible, arms around legs, and lying on left side The sound pressure level for the alarm signal shall be measured in a spherical radius at a distance of 3 m + 1/-0 m (9.9 ft + 3.3/-0 ft) in from the waist of the test subject Report. The alarm signal sound pressure levels shall be measured, recorded, and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing any portion of this test shall constitute failing performance Radio System Tests for RF PASS Point-to-Point RF Attenuation Test Application. This test method shall apply to all RF PASS systems The RF PASS shall be tested in conjunction with the model of base station with which it is intended to be deployed. If a portable computer is utilized in the base station, radio system tests shall be conducted using the manufacturer s supplied portable computer. The portable computer, if used, shall be placed into the test chamber with the base station The base station, base station computer, and any other electronic equipment associated with the RF PASS system shall operate on battery power for the duration of the RF system tests Samples Samples shall be complete RF PASS systems Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete RF PASS consisting of an RF PASS and the base station designed for use with it, provided by the manufacturer A single RF PASS and a single base station shall be used in each test. Three different sets of units (portable + base station) shall be tested.

116 114 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM All point-to-point RF attenuation tests shall be conducted using specimens in Table (a) if the specimens are stand-alone or removable integrated PASS and specimens in Table (b) if the specimens are nonremovable integrated PASS Test Apparatus The point-to-point RF attenuation test shall be conducted as shown in Figure in the following two configurations: (1) With the base station acting as the receiver and the RF PASS transmitting an alarm signal (2) With the RF PASS acting as a receiver and the base station transmitting an evacuation alarm Figure Apparatus Used for Point-to-Point RF Attenuation Test. Two anechoic chambers provide shielding between the RF PASS and the base station. The chambers are linked by a known amount of attenuation, representing a specified path loss For both configurations, the total attenuation (including cables, connectors, free-space path loss, antenna loss, and external added attenuation) between the base station and the RF PASS shall correspond to 100 db ± 3dB. The total attenuation shall be calculated using the methods described in The point-to-point RF attenuation test shall be conducted with no added radio interference Anechoic Chambers Overall usable interior height of an anechocic chamber shall be no less than 40 in. (102 cm) between the antenna and tabletop or 55 in. (140 cm) total. 1.0 m = 3 wavelengths at 900 MHz. These specifications shall not preclude the use of a larger anechoic chamber, including one large enough to contain operation personnel if the RF isolation conditions in and field uniformity conditions in are satisfied Each chamber shall provide at least 100 db shielding from the test platform tabletop to the outside of the chamber at the frequency of operation of the RF PASS, with the bulkhead ports specified in in place. This will RF isolate the device and base station from each other The chambers shall provide RF attenuation of a minimum of 25 db normal incidence, at the frequency of operation of the RF PASS, provided by RF absorbing material. Performance specifications provided by the manufacturer shall satisfy this requirement Minimum door size shall be 18 in. (46 cm) 12 in. (30.5 cm).

117 115 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The width and depth of the chambers shall be large enough to allow insertion, placement, and rotation of complete SCBAs. Usable space shall be a minimum of 24 in. (61 cm) width 24 in. (61 cm) depth 10 in. (30.5 cm) height at the height of the table. Usable interior width and depth shall be permitted to be smaller at other heights within the chamber Each chamber shall include an antenna mount Each chamber shall include a nonconducting antenna mount that shall ensure the usable interior height specified in Each chamber shall include a nonconducting table top a minimum 12 in. (30.5 cm) square, 15 in. (38 cm) high Each chamber shall include a side bulkhead located on the right side of the chamber when facing it, no higher than 18 in. (46 cm) from the bottom of the chamber onto which one type N or SMA bulkhead adapter is connected Antennas Circularly polarized patch antennas shall be used to minimize the dependence of the test on the orientation within the chamber of the RF PASS and base station Four antennas are required for the path loss calibration step; two shall be used during the test Cables that are connected to the antennas shall be no longer than 24 in. (61 cm) to minimize errors in estimating the antenna gain during the calibration step, unless a three-antenna calibration is used to determine the antenna gain, in which case the cable shall be the same as that used during the threeantenna calibration Cables Cables shall be high-quality shielded coaxial cables with type N or SMA connectors If cables are permanently left in place at the top of each chamber to make changing antennas easier, these cables shall be accounted for in the path loss calibration step Appropriate torque wrenches for the cable connectors shall be used to torque cable connectors to manufacturer's specifications Test Equipment.

118 116 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The following test equipment shall be utilized in the point-to-point attenuation test: (1) A three-axis field probe with optical fiber cabling to characterize the field uniformity of the chamber/antenna combination (2) A spectrum analyzer to calibrate the path loss (3) A variable attenuator (or combination of fixed and variable) to set the path loss (4) A signal generator capable of generating a continuous-wave signal in each frequency of operation of the RF PASS (5) An external power amplifier designed to work in the frequency of operation of the RF PASS Procedure Procedure for Field Uniformity Calibration Each anechoic chamber shall be calibrated individually, using the same antenna and interior coaxial cables that shall be used in The configuration shall be as shown in Figure Figure Configuration for Testing the Electric Field Uniformity Using a Signal Generator and a Three-Axis Electric Field Probe The antenna used for the point-to-point attenuation test shall be mounted to the antenna mount specified in A coaxial cable shall connect the antenna to the interior bulkhead adapter of the chamber A coaxial cable shall connect the exterior side of the bulkhead adapter of the chamber to a signal generator. The signal generator shall be set to the frequency of operation of the RF PASS. The power level setting shall provide a reading on the field probe The field probe shall be connected to its receiver through a chamber bulkhead.

119 117 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The total electric field shall be sequentially measured and recorded at the 13 points specified in Figure Figure The Measurement Pattern for Checking the Electric Field Uniformity on the Table Surface * Contour lines of equal power levels, determined from the measured electric field results, Ex, Ey, and Ez, shall be plotted. These power levels shall be plotted relative to the minimum total power measured at one of the 13 points. The minimum total power, P, shall be determined by calculating the total power at each of the measurement points, and then selecting the minimum value of those calculations as follows: where: i = 1, 2, (the measured points), k = x, y, z, or total, and The variation in the total power over the center 30 cm 30 cm portion of the surface shall not exceed 3 db of variation in the received signal strength over the center 30 cm 30 cm of the surface Procedure for Configuring Chambers with the Target Attenuation. This procedure shall be carried out for each set of chambers, antennas, and cables The chambers shall be configured as shown in Figure Figure Configuration for Calibration of Target Path Loss, Consisting of the Summation (in db) of the Various Fixed Elements in the Propagation Path, Plus the External Attenuators. (In the calibration step, the external attenuator is adjusted until the target path loss is obtained.)

120 118 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Two calibration antennas, as shown in Figure , shall be inserted into the test chambers on the same tabletops where the RF PASS components shall be placed during the attenuation test. The gain of these antennas shall be obtained from the manufacturer s specifications or by use of a technique such as a three-antenna method One calibration antenna shall be connected to the signal generator, and the other to the spectrum analyzer through bulkhead adapters in the body of the test chambers. The cables connecting the antennas to the bulkhead adapters shall be of a length that limits power loss to less than 2 db The power loss in the cables connecting the signal generator and spectrum analyzer to the bulkheads of the chambers shall be determined through measurement The system path loss shall be measured between the two measurement reference planes specified in Figure with the external attenuator set to 0 db. The power loss between the measurement reference planes shall be a positive quantity that is measured and recorded as measured path loss, 0 db. Measurements shall be collected over the frequency of operation of the RF PASS system that is being tested. The resolution bandwidth of the spectrum analyzer shall be less than or equal to 1 khz The calibrated path loss, 0 db shall be calculated as measured path loss, 0 db + gain of calibration antennas, where gain of calibration antennas is the sum of the specified gain of each calibration antenna in decibels The external attenuator to achieve the total attenuation from table to table shall be calculated as total attenuation calibrated path loss, 0 db, where total attenuation is 100 db ± 3 db for the point-to-point RF attenuation test Procedure for Point-to-Point RF Attenuation Test Alarm Signal Test. The test shall be conducted with the base station acting as the receiver and the RF PASS transmitting an alarm signal upon initiation of the alarm signal The total attenuation, including cables, connectors, free-space path loss, antenna loss, and external added attenuation, between the base station and the RF PASS shall correspond to 100 db ± 3 db using the calibration procedure specified in A wireless link shall be established between the base station and the RF PASS before closing the chambers doors The alarm signal test shall be conducted twice. (A) The RF PASS system shall be tested with the RF PASS perpendicular to the surface of the tabletop and the base station antenna parallel to the surface of the tabletop. (B) The RF PASS system shall be tested with the RF PASS parallel to the surface of the tabletop and the base station antenna parallel to the surface of the tabletop For each test, the chamber doors shall be closed and the duration of time between the initiation of the alarm signal until the reception of the alarm signal shall be recorded Evacuation Alarm Test. The test shall be conducted with the RF PASS acting as a receiver and the base station transmitting an evacuation alarm.

121 119 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The total attenuation, including cables, connectors, free-space path loss, antenna loss, and external added attenuation, between the base station and the RF PASS shall correspond to 100 db ± 3 db using the calibration procedure specified in A wireless link shall be established between the base station and RF PASS before closing the chambers doors The RF PASS shall be kept in motion so that the motion-sensing device shall not trigger the alarm signal. A mechanism to move the RF PASS shall be permitted to be used. Any mechanism employed to move the RF PASS shall not disturb the field uniformity of the chamber more than 3 db as specified in The evacuation alarm test shall be conducted twice. (A) The RF PASS system shall be tested with the RF PASS placed perpendicular to the surface of the tabletop and the base station antenna placed parallel to the surface of the tabletop. (B) The RF PASS system shall be tested with the RF PASS placed parallel to the surface of the tabletop and the base station antenna placed parallel to the surface of the tabletop For each test, the chamber doors shall be closed and the evacuation alarm shall be initiated. A mechanism to initiate the evacuation alarm shall be permitted to be used. Any mechanism employed to initiate the evacuation alarm shall not disturb the field uniformity of the chamber by more than 3 db as specified in For each test, the duration of time between the initiation of the evacuation alarm and the reception of the alarm RF PASS shall be recorded Report All quantities shall be reported to the nearest decibel The operator shall record and report the results of all the tests and test parameters specified in , including the values of: (1) Total attenuation associated with the test environment (2) Maximum difference in field uniformity within an area covering the center 30 cm 30 cm of the test chamber, as measured in (3) Value of measured path loss when the external attenuator is set to 0 db denoted as calibrated path loss, 0 db, in (4) Value of external attenuators used (5) Frequency of operation (the minimum and maximum operating frequencies utilized) Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance Radio System Tests for Optional RF PASS Loss-of-Signal Alarm Test Application. This test method shall apply to all optional RF PASS systems.

122 120 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Samples Samples shall be complete RF PASS systems Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete RF PASS consisting of an RF PASS and the base station designed for use with it, provided by the manufacturer A single RF PASS and a single base station shall be used in each test. Three different sets of units (portable + base station) shall be tested The RF PASS shall be tested in conjunction with the model of base station with which it is intended to be deployed. If a portable computer is utilized in the base station, radio system tests shall be conducted using the manufacturer's supplied portable computer. The portable computer, if used, shall be placed into the test chamber with the base station The base station, base station computer, and any other electronic equipment associated with the RF PASS system shall operate on battery power for the duration of the RF system tests The loss-of-signal alarm test shall be conducted using specimens in Table (a) if the specimens are stand-alone or removable integrated PASS and specimens in Table (b) if the specimens are nonremovable integrated PASS Test Apparatus The test apparatus described in for the point-to-point RF attenuation test shall be used Procedure * The loss-of-signal alarm test shall be conducted with the RF PASS placed in one test chamber and the base station placed in a second chamber The path loss used in the loss-of-signal alarm test shall be implemented by disconnecting the coaxial cables that were connected to the attenuator in the point-to-point RF attenuation test. These cables shall be as specified in Figure The orientation of the RF PASS and the base station is not critical An RF link shall be established between the RF PASS and base station with the doors to the test chambers open. When the link has been established, the doors shall be closed Upon closing the second door, the duration until the loss-of-signal alarm sounds from each of the RF PASS and the base station shall be noted Report. The operator shall note the results of the three tests specified in , including the duration before the loss-of-signal alarm sounds at the RF PASS and base station, and the frequency of operation.

123 121 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance Radio System Tests for RF PASS RF Interference Test Application. This test method shall apply to all RF PASS systems that operate using unlicensed frequencies in the MHz and GHz ISM bands. RF PASS systems operating with a licensed frequency shall be exempt from the requirements of this test The RF PASS shall be tested in conjunction with the model of base station with which it is intended to be deployed. If a portable computer is utilized in the base station, radio system tests shall be conducted using the manufacturer s supplied portable computer. The portable computer, if used, shall be placed into the test chamber with the base station The base station, base station computer, and any other electronic equipment associated with the RF PASS system shall operate on battery power for the duration of the RF interference test The total attenuation, including cables, connectors, free-space path loss, antenna loss, and external added attenuation, between the base station and the RF PASS shall correspond to 100 db ± 3 db using the method described in The RF interference test shall be conducted with the base station acting as the receiver and the RF PASS transmitting an alarm signal in the presence of RF interference The RF interference test does not preclude the use of repeaters in the field Samples Samples shall be complete RF PASS systems Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete RF PASS consisting of an RF PASS and the base station designed for use with it, provided by the manufacturer A single RF PASS and a single base station that have passed the point-to-point RF attenuation test described in Section 8.19 and the loss-of-signal alarm test described in Section 8.20 shall be tested All RF interference tests shall be conducted using Specimens in Table (a) if the specimens are stand-alone or removable integrated PASS and specimens in Table (b) if the specimens are nonremovable integrated PASS Test Apparatus.

124 122 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The RF interference test shall be conducted with apparatus that meets the guidelines in through , as illustrated in Figure Figure Apparatus Used for RF Interference Test. Two anechoic chambers provide shielding between the RF PASS and the base station. The chambers are linked by a known amount of attenuation, representing a specified path loss. An interfering RF signal is introduced into the test chambers by use of a power combiner Test Chambers. The two test chambers shall be configured as shown in Figure The anechoic chambers, antennas, and cables used in the RF Interference Test are the same as those described in Power Combiner. A power combiner shall be used to combine the signal from the base station with the interfering signal, as shown in Figure The power combiner shall have two input ports and one output port, shall use Type N connectors, and shall have a minimum isolation between the input ports of 20 db Interferer. A programmable signal generator or a commercial wireless device capable of emitting the common wireless protocols specified in Table shall be used. The signal generator or the commercial wireless device shall be programmed to provide the parameters specified in Table for the frequency of operation of the RF PASS system. Table Definition of Interference Sources for RF Interference Test. Frequency Range 902 MHz 928 MHz 2.4 GHz GHz Transmission Format or Modulation Scheme Direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) or frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) Direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) or frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) Subcarrier or Channel Bandwidth 100 khz subcarrier 22 MHz (IEEE channels) Output Power and FCC Part 1 W peak power (30 dbm) into antenna (w/ max 6 dbi gain), 47 CFR, FCC Part * 63 mw peak power (18 dbm) into antenna, 47 CFR, FCC Part 15 (See example 2 for determination of correction factor.) Channel Usage by Interference Source 25% over the 30 second test interval; 25% ± 10% within any 5 second subinterval 25% over the 30 second test interval; 25% ± 10% within any 5 second subinterval

125 123 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The 900 MHz interferer shall be a programmable signal generator or a wireless development board controlled by a computer as illustrated in Figure The interferer shall be capable of producing the equivalent channel usage requirements in Table The interferer shall hop over 51 channels in the 902 MHz to 928 MHz band, at a hop duration of 40 ms ± 2 ms. The interferer shall utilize an RF data rate of 38 kb/sec ± 2 kb/sec and a serial data rate of 38 kb/sec ± 2 kb/sec. Data are transmitted with filtered non-return-to-zero (NRZ) encoding modulated onto a carrier with binary frequency shift keying (FSK). Figure Apparatus Used for Creating the 900 MHz and 2.46 GHz Band Interference The 2.4 GHz interferer shall consist of a programmable signal generator or two wireless access points as illustrated in Figure , capable of producing the equivalent channel usage requirement as specified in Table The two access points shall be connected to the input ports of a power combiner with no less than 20 db of isolation between the input ports. The output of the power combiner shall be connected to the input of the power combiner on the test chamber containing the RF PASS. The programmable signal generator or wireless access points shall be set to establish a 1 MB/sec wireless distribution or bridging channel between two access points. A computer connected to the ethernet port on one of the access points continuously sends an echo request to the ethernet interface of the other access point with a packet size of 28 kb/sec, using the internet control message protocol (ICMP). The receiving access point shall reply with an echo response The physical distance between the transmit antenna and the center of the testing platform supporting the SCBA shall be 1.25 m ± 0.1 m The interference signal path loss in db as cable losses + power combiner insertion losses + external attenuator losses - interference signal amplification antenna gain in the test chamber. The value shall be 0 ± 2 db, the interference shall be either attenuated or amplified so that the calculated value equals 0 ± 2 db Procedure Prior to conducting the RF interference test, each anechoic chamber shall be characterized using the techniques described in The total attenuation, including cables, connectors, free-space path loss, antenna loss, power combiner, and external added attenuation, between the base station and the RF PASS shall correspond to 100 db ± 3 db. The total attenuation shall be calculated using the calibration procedure described in The signal from the RF interferer shall be coupled into the test chamber in which the RF PASS is located. Coupling shall be through a coaxial cable to a two-input power combiner having a minimum of 20 db isolation between input ports. The other input port of the power combiner shall be connected to the coaxial cable that connects the base station test chamber to the RF PASS test chamber, as specified in

126 124 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM A wireless link shall be established between the base station and device before closing the chambers doors The chamber doors shall be closed The interferer shall be turned on The duration until the reception of the alarm signal shall be recorded The RF PASS system shall be tested with the RF PASS placed in two orientations (vertically and horizontally) and the base station placed in one orientation (horizontally) Report All quantities shall be reported to the nearest decibel The operator shall record and report the results of all tests and test parameters specified in including the values of: (1) Total attenuation associated with the test environment (2) Maximum difference in field uniformity within an area covering the center 30 cm 30 cm of the test chamber, as specified in (3) Calibrated path loss, 0 db specified in (4) External attenuators used (5) Frequency of operation (the minimum and maximum operating frequencies utilized by the RF PASS system under test) (6) Model, typical loss and isolation of power combiner, from manufacturer s specifications (7) Model of the interferer (8) Interferer parameters, as specified in Table (9) Interference signal path loss, as specified in Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance Radio System Tests for RF PASS Multipath Test Application. This test method shall apply to all RF PASS systems The RF PASS shall be tested in conjunction with the model of base station with which it is intended to be deployed. If a portable computer is utilized in the base station, radio system tests shall be conducted using the manufacturer s supplied portable computer. The portable computer, if used, shall be placed into the test chamber with the base station The base station, base station computer, and any other electronic equipment associated with the RF PASS system shall operate on battery power for the duration of the RF system tests Samples Samples shall be complete RF PASS systems Samples shall be conditioned as specified in

127 125 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete RF PASS systems consisting of an RF PASS and the base station designed for use with it, provided by the manufacturer A single RF PASS and a single base station shall be used in each test. Three different sets of units (portable base station) shall be tested All multipath tests shall be conducted using specimens in Table (a) if the specimens are stand-alone or removable integrated PASS and specimens in Table (b) if the specimens are non-removable integrated PASS Test Apparatus The multipath test shall be conducted as shown in Figure in the following two configurations: (1) With the base station acting as the receiver and the RF PASS transmitting an alarm signal (2) With the RF PASS acting as a receiver and the base station transmitting an evacuation alarm For both configurations, the total attenuation (including cables, connectors, free-space path loss, antenna loss, and external added attenuation) between the base station and the RF PASS shall correspond to 100 db ± 3dB. The total attenuation shall be calculated using the method specified in NOTE: The two chambers provide shielding between the RF PASS and the base station. The chambers are linked by a known amount of attenuation, representing a specified path loss. FIGURE Setup for the Multipath Test Anechoic Chamber. This test chamber shall be configured as the Base Station chamber shown in Figure The anechoic chamber, antennas, and cables used in the RF Multipath Test are the same as those specified in Reverberation Chamber Overall usable interior dimensions of the reverberation chamber shall be such that the distance between the antenna and the DUT is a minimum of ½ the free space wavelength, and the distance between the DUT and any chamber wall surface is a minimum of ½ the free space wavelength. The free space wavelength shall be computed at the lowest intended frequency of DUT operation. These specifications shall not preclude the use of a larger reverberation chamber To isolate the device and base station from each other, the reverberation chamber shall provide at least 100 db shielding from the test platform tabletop to the outside of the chamber at the frequency of operation of the RF PASS, with the bulkhead ports specified in in place The reverberation chamber shall meet specifications as specified in IEC Performance specifications provided by the manufacturer shall satisfy this requirement Minimum reverberation chamber door size shall be 18 in. (46 cm) 12 in. (30.5 cm) The width and depth of the reverberation chamber shall be large enough to allow insertion, placement, and rotation of complete SCBAs. Usable space shall be a minimum of 24 in. (61 cm) width 24 in. (61 cm) depth 10 in. (30.5 cm) height at the height of the table. Usable interior width and depth shall be permitted to be smaller at other heights within the chamber The reverberation chamber shall include a non-conducting antenna mount that shall ensure the usable interior height specified in The reverberation chamber shall include a non-conducting table top with minimum dimensions of 12 in. (30.5 cm) square, 15 in. (38 cm) high Antennas. The antennas shall be as specified in Cables. The cables shall be as specified in Test Equipment. The test equipment shall be as specified in Procedure Procedure for Field Uniformity Calibration in Anechoic Chamber. The procedure specified in shall be followed to calibrate the field uniformity in the anechoic chamber Procedure for Field Calibration in Reverberation Chamber. The procedure specified in IEC (2011), clause 8 and IEC (2011), annex B shall be followed to calibrate the field

128 126 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM uniformity and verify the loading in the reverberation chamber. The field uniformity shall be ±3 db standard deviation for frequencies above 400 MHz Procedure for Configuring Chambers with the Target Attenuation. This procedure shall be carried out for each set of chambers, antennas, and cables. An average value shall be obtained using independent tuner paddle locations as specified in The chambers shall be configured as shown in Figure The procedure specified in shall be followed to obtain a sample value for the final average. The paddle shall be stationary in the reverberation chamber for each sample measurement. The paddle shall be moved to a unique location for each sample measurement. One hundred (100) samples shall be obtained and averaged to determine the system path loss The procedure specified in shall be used to obtain a total attenuation value of 100 db±3 db for the multipath test. NOTE: Consists of the summation (in db) of the various fixed elements in the propagation path, plus the external attenuators. (In the calibration step, the external attenuator is adjusted until the target path loss is obtained.) FIGURE Configuration for Calibration of System Path Loss Procedure for Multipath Test Alarm Signal Test. The test shall be conducted with the base station acting as the receiver and the RF PASS transmitting an alarm signal upon initiation of the alarm signal The total attenuation, including cables, connectors, free-space path loss, antenna loss, and external added attenuation, between the base station and the RF PASS shall correspond to 100 db ± 3 db using the calibration procedure specified in A wireless link shall be established between the base station and the RF PASS before closing the chambers doors The alarm signal test shall be conducted twice, once in configuration (A) and once in configuration (B). (A) The RF PASS system shall be tested with the RF PASS perpendicular to the surface of the tabletop and the base station antenna parallel to the surface of the tabletop. (B) The RF PASS system shall be tested with the RF PASS parallel to the surface of the tabletop and the base station antenna parallel to the surface of the tabletop The paddle in the reverberation chamber shall continuously spin at 10 RPM For each test, the chamber doors shall be closed and the duration of time between the initiation of the alarm signal and the reception of the alarm signal shall be recorded Evacuation Alarm Test. The test shall be conducted with the RF PASS acting as a receiver and the base station transmitting an evacuation alarm The total attenuation, including cables, connectors, free-space path loss, antenna loss, and external added attenuation, between the base station and the RF PASS shall correspond to 100 db ± 3 db using the calibration procedure specified in A wireless link shall be established between the base station and RF PASS before closing the chambers doors The RF PASS shall be kept in motion so that the motion-sensing device shall not trigger the alarm signal. A mechanism to move the RF PASS shall be permitted to be used. Any mechanism employed to move the RF PASS shall not disturb the field uniformity of the anechoic chamber more than 3 db as specified in The evacuation alarm test shall be conducted twice, once in configuration (A) and once in configuration (B). (A) The RF PASS system shall be tested with the RF PASS placed perpendicular to the surface of the tabletop and the base station antenna placed parallel to the surface of the tabletop. (B) The RF PASS system shall be tested with the RF PASS placed parallel to the surface of the tabletop and the base station antenna placed parallel to the surface of the tabletop The paddle in the reverberation chamber shall continuously spin at 10 RPM.

129 127 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM For each test, the chamber doors shall be closed and the evacuation alarm shall be initiated. A mechanism to initiate the evacuation alarm shall be permitted to be used. Any mechanism employed to initiate the evacuation alarm shall not disturb the field uniformity of the anechoic chamber by more than 3 db as specified in For each test, the duration of time between the initiation of the evacuation alarm and the reception of the alarm RF PASS shall be recorded Report All quantities shall be reported to the nearest decibel The operator shall record and report the results of all the tests and test parameters specified in , including the values of: (1) Total attenuation associated with the test environment (2) Maximum difference in field uniformity within an area covering the center 30 cm 30 cm of the anechoic chamber, as measured in (3) Value of reverberation chamber loss, including the number of samples upon which the estimated loss is based (4) Value of measured path loss when the external attenuator is set to 0 db denoted as calibrated path loss, 0 db, in (5) Value of external attenuators used (6) Frequency of operation (the minimum and maximum operating frequencies utilized) Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance. Additional Proposed Changes File Name Description Approved Figure_ jpg FIGURE Setup for the Multipath Test. Figure_ jpg FIGURE Configuration for Calibration of System Path Loss. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input This text supports the introduction of new test methods for multipath operation. Currently, no standardized methods exist to test the operation of RF-based PASS systems in highly reflective environments such as factories or refineries. The rationale for developing the Multipath test method is to fill this gap. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Affilliation: NFPA ESE Committee's Ad Hoc Committee on RF PASS Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Jan 06 10:27:48 EST 2016 Committee Statement Resolution: See FR 45.

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132 128 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 96-NFPA [ Chapter 8 ] Chapter 8 Test Methods 8.1 Sample Preparation Application The sample preparation procedures contained in this section shall apply to each test method in this chapter, as specifically referenced in the sample preparation section of each test method Only the specific sample preparation procedure or procedures referenced in the sample preparation section of each test method shall be applied to that test method Room Temperature Conditioning Procedure Samples shall be conditioned at a temperature of 22 C ± 3 C (72 F ± 5 F) and relative humidity (RH) of 50 percent ± 25 percent for at least 4 hours Samples shall be tested within 5 minutes after removal from conditioning Cold Temperature Conditioning Procedure Specimens shall be exposed to a temperature of -20 C + 0/-3 C (-4 F + 0/-5 F) for at least 4 hours Testing shall begin within 30 seconds of the specimens being removed from the conditioning Elevated Temperature Conditioning Procedure Specimens shall be exposed to a temperature of 71 C + 1/-0 C (160 F + 2/-0 F) for at least 4 hours Testing shall begin within 30 seconds of the specimens being removed from the conditioning. 8.2 Sound Pressure Level Tests Application This test method shall apply to all PASS Modifications to this test method for testing pre-alarm signals shall be as specified in Modifications to this test method for testing alarm signals shall be as specified in Modifications to this test method for testing low power source warning signals shall be as specified in Samples Samples shall be complete PASS.

133 129 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Apparatus Where the audio test mannequin is specified, the test mannequin shall be a Central Display, Inc., Model MA32 medium-size mannequin or equivalent The audio test mannequin shall have the sound level meter microphone mounted at the left ear, as shown in Figure Figure Audio Test Mannequin The test chamber shall be as specified in ANSI S1.13, Methods for Measurement of Sound Pressure Level Procedure Specimens shall be tested for sound pressure levels of the signals in accordance with ANSI S1.13, Methods for Measurement of Sound Pressure Level The laboratory measurement defined in ANSI S1.13, Methods for Measurement of Sound Pressure Level, shall be used for these tests All sound pressure level measurements shall be made with the sound level meter ballistics set to the peak response setting Report The alarm signal sound pressure level after testing as specified in shall be measured, recorded, and reported The pre-alarm signal sound pressure level after testing as specified in shall be measured, recorded, and reported.

134 130 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The low power source warning signal sound pressure level after testing as specified in shall be measured, recorded, and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing any portion of this test shall constitute failing performance Specific Requirements for Testing Alarm Signals The sound pressure level for the alarm signal shall be measured in a spherical radius at a distance of 3 m /-0 m (9.9 ft + 0.9/-0 ft) in from the specimen's annunciator Before starting the test, the specimen s power source voltage shall be discharged to the level at which the PASS first emits the low power source warning signal specified in The power source voltage shall be discharged at a rate that is equal to the average current draw, ±10 percent, of the same model PASS while in the operational condition that uses maximum current. The rate shall be determined by measurement by the certification organization The sound pressure level for the alarm signal shall be measured for 60 minutes + 5/-0 minutes The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be recorded, evaluated, and reported for the entire duration to determine pass or fail performance For testing purposes only, manufacturers shall be permitted to reconfigure a PASS device sample to allow external test equipment to access the digital signal being delivered to the sound mechanism/transducer element Specific Requirements for Testing Pre-Alarm Signals The specimen shall be mounted on the audio test mannequin in the preferred mounting position and orientation for optimal performance as specified by the manufacturer Before the test is started, the specimen s power source voltage shall be discharged to the level at which the PASS first emits the low power source warning signal specified in Section Power sources shall be discharged at a rate that is equal to the average current draw, ±10 percent, of the same model PASS while in the operating condition that uses maximum current. The rate shall be determined by measurement by the certification organization The sound pressure level for the pre-alarm signal shall be measured at the left ear of the mannequin for the duration of the pre-alarm The pre-alarm signal sound pressure level shall be recorded, evaluated, and reported for the entire duration to determine pass or fail performance Specific Requirements for Testing Low Power Source Warning Signal.

135 131 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Specimens shall be mounted on the audio test mannequin in the preferred mounting position and orientation for optimal performance as specified by the PASS manufacturer Before the test is started, the specimen s power supply voltage shall be discharged to the level at which the specimen first emits the low power source warning signal specified in The power source shall be discharged at a rate that is equal to the average current draw, ±10 percent, of the same model PASS, while in the operational condition that uses maximum current. The rate shall be determined by measurement by the certification organization The sound pressure level for the low power source warning signal shall be measured at the left ear of the mannequin for 60 minutes + 5/-0 minutes The low power source warning signal sound pressure level shall be recorded, evaluated, and reported for the entire duration to determine pass or fail performance. 8.3 Electronic Temperature Stress Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Procedure Each specimen shall be subjected to a series of three temperature stress tests identified as 8.3.5, Test Procedure 1, for elevated temperature, 8.3.6, Test Procedure 2, for low operating temperature, and 8.3.7, Test Procedure 3, for temperature shock The same three specimens shall be used for all three test series. Each specimen tested shall be complete with power source The test chamber or cabinet shall be capable of maintaining the required conditions specified in 8.3.5, 8.3.6, and throughout the envelope of air surrounding the specimen being tested, and these conditions shall be continuously monitored Following each test procedure, the specimen shall be allowed to stabilize at ambient conditions prior to proceeding to the next test procedure Test Procedure 1.

136 132 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Specimens shall be placed in the test apparatus that has been stabilized at 49 C + 3/-0 C (120 F + 5/-0 F) After 6 hours, the temperature shall be raised within 1 hour to 71 C + 3/-0 C (160 F + 5/-0 F) and maintained for 4 hours The temperature shall then be decreased within 1 hour to 49 C + 3/-0 C (120 F + 5/-0 F) This cycle shall be repeated twice After the second cycle, the temperature shall be raised to 71 C + 3/-0 C (160 F + 5/-0 F) for 4 hours Specimens shall be removed following the specified conditioning, and testing shall begin within 30 seconds of removal from conditioning Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in and The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Test Procedure Specimens shall be placed in the test apparatus that has been stabilized at -20 C + 0/-3 C (-4 F + 0/-5 F) and maintained for a minimum of 4 hours Specimens shall be removed following the specified conditioning, and testing shall begin within 30 seconds of removal from conditioning Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in and The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Test Procedure Specimens shall be placed in the test apparatus that has been stabilized at -20 C, + 0/-3 C (-4 F + 0/-5 F) cold condition for 4 hours.

137 133 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Specimens shall be removed from the cold condition and shall be placed within 5 minutes into another test apparatus that has been stabilized at 71 C + 3/-0 C (160 F + 5/-0 F) hot condition for 4 hours The cold-to-hot cycle shall be repeated twice Specimens shall be removed following the specified conditioning, and testing shall begin within 30 seconds of removal from conditioning Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in and The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Report The specimen alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured, recorded, and reported The functioning of the specimens shall be recorded and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance. 8.4 Corrosion Resistance Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Procedure.

138 134 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Specimens shall be tested in accordance with ASTM B 117, Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus; the salt spray shall be 5 percent saline solution; and the test exposure shall be for 48 hours + 30/-0 minutes The chamber shall be stabilized at a temperature of 35 C + 3/-0 C (95 F + 5/-0 F) Specimens shall be placed in the chamber as if worn by a user, in a wearing position specified by the manufacturer At the conclusion of the salt spray period, the specimen shall be stored in an environment of 22 C ± 3 C (72 F ± 5 F) at 50 percent ± 5 percent RH for a minimum of 48 hours Following the conditioning period, specimens shall be tested within 30 seconds of removal from conditioning Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in and The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Report The specimen alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured, recorded, and reported The functioning of the specimens shall be recorded and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance. 8.5 Heat and Immersion Leakage Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens.

139 135 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Apparatus A test oven having minimum dimensions of 915 mm depth 915 mm width 1220 mm height (36 in. depth 36 in. width 48 in. height) shall be provided The test oven shall have an airflow rate of 38 m/min to 76 m/min (125 ft/min to 250 ft/min) at the standard temperature and pressure of 21 C (70 F) at 1 atmosphere measured at the center point of the oven A test thermocouple shall be positioned so that it is level with the horizontal centerline of a mounted specimen A test water container capable of covering the uppermost point of the specimen with a depth of 1.5 m (4.9 ft) of water shall be provided The water container shall maintain the PASS at that depth The water temperature shall be 18 C ± 10 C (64 F ± 18 F) Test Procedure Specimens shall be placed in the test oven that has been preheated to 177 C + 5/-0 C (350 F + 10/-0 F). Test exposure time of 15 minutes shall begin After the test exposure time of 15 minutes, the specimens shall be removed from the oven and within 30 seconds shall be immersed in the test water container for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, the specimens shall be removed from the test water container and shall be wiped dry Specimens shall be subject to and for six complete cycles After the sixth cycle, the power source compartment of the specimens shall be opened and shall be inspected for water leakage to determine pass or fail performance. Where the PASS does not fail this portion of the test, the power source shall be replaced After the sixth cycle, the specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer's instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in Section 6.4, Signal Design Requirements for PASS After the sixth cycle, the specimens alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer's instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Test Procedure 2.

140 136 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Following test procedure 1, the specimens shall be re-immersed in the test water container for an additional 5 minutes + 30/-0 seconds. The power source compartment(s) shall be open, and the power source shall not be installed After the 5-minute immersion, the specimens shall be removed from the test water container and shall be wiped dry The electronic compartment(s) of the specimens shall be opened and inspected for water leakage to determine pass or fail performance Report For test procedure 1, the specimen alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured, recorded, and reported For test procedure 1, the functioning of the specimens shall be recorded and reported Following each test procedure, any water leakage shall be reported and recorded Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing any portion of this test shall constitute failing performance. 8.6 Case Integrity Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens for PASS that meet the criteria specified in shall be tested A minimum of three specimens shall be tested for each containment case, housing, and enclosure for PASS that meet the criteria specified in , , or Procedure Specimens shall be subjected to a test weight of 200 kg + 2/-0 kg (442 lb + 4.4/-0 lb) The test weight shall be placed on each surface of the specimen case, housing, or enclosure.

141 137 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The test weight shall be placed so as to avoid impact loading The test weight shall remain on each surface of the specimen case for 1 minute + 15/-0 seconds After removal of the test weight, each surface of the specimen case, housing, and enclosure shall be examined for damage Signal testing shall begin within 30 seconds following the final inspection of the case, housing, and enclosure Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in and The specimens alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Report The specimen alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured, recorded, and reported The functioning of the specimens shall be recorded and reported Any visible damage to the specimen case shall be recorded and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance. 8.7 Shock Sensitivity Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS.

142 138 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Apparatus A granite surface place with minimum dimensions of 305 mm width 305 mm length 75 mm thickness (12 in. 12 in. 3 in.) shall be used as the test surface A 10 mm ( 3 8 in.) I.D. 150 mm (6 in.) long tube shall be used as a guide for the ball drop A stainless steel test ball measuring 8 mm ( 5 16 in.) O.D. shall be used Procedure Specimens shall be subjected to one test series conducted on each test orientation as specified in Figure A single test series shall consist of the test ball being dropped three times. Figure Test Orientation Specimens shall be placed in direct contact on the granite test surface and secured in such a manner to prevent movement of the specimen during the test. The method of securing the specimen shall not interfere with the surface being tested Specimens shall be placed in the sensing mode. The testing shall be conducted during the sounding of the pre-alarm signal The guide tube shall be positioned in a vertical orientation over the center of the surface of the specimen, with the long axis perpendicular within ±2 degrees. The bottom of the tube shall be within 3 mm ( 1 8 in.) of the surface of the specimen but shall not touch the specimen The stainless steel test ball shall be held at the top of the tube, then dropped through the tube and allowed to fall on the surface of the specimen.

143 139 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The sounding of the specimen pre-alarm signal shall be monitored to determine pass or fail performance Report The sounding of the pre-alarm signal during testing shall be recorded and reported Any cancellation of the pre-alarm signal during testing shall be recorded and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen Cancellation of the pre-alarm signal as a result of the ball drop shall constitute failure One or more specimens failing any portion of this test shall constitute failing performance. 8.8 Impact Acceleration Resistance Test Application This test method shall apply to stand-alone and removable integrated PASS This test method shall not apply to nonremovable integrated PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Specimens of removable integrated PASS shall have the PASS removed from the integrated attachment so that the PASS alone is tested Procedure Three specimens shall be subjected to a series of impact acceleration tests One specimen shall be conditioned as specified in One specimen shall be conditioned as specified in One specimen shall be conditioned as specified in

144 140 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Each specimen tested shall be complete with power supply After conditioning, specimens shall be turned to the on position. Testing shall begin within 30 seconds of removal from conditioning For each conditioning, the specimens shall be dropped a total of eight times from a distance of 3 m + 0.1/-0 m (118 in. + 4/-0 in.) onto a concrete surface so that impact is on each face, on one corner, and one edge of the specimen. The specimens shall not be permitted to bounce a second time Following each drop, the specimen shall remain motionless and shall sound the pre-alarm signal and the alarm signal from the sensing mode to evaluate proper functioning as specified in Section 6.3, Motion Sensing Design Requirements for PASS, for determining pass or fail performance, after which the alarm signal shall be stopped and the specimen reset to sensing mode for the next drop The entire single series of drops shall be completed within 10 minutes of removal from conditioning Following the entire single series of drops, the specimen s alarm signal testing shall begin within 30 seconds Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in and The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Report The specimen alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured, recorded, and reported The functioning of the specimens shall be recorded and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance. 8.9 Vibration Resistance Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS.

145 141 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Integrated PASS shall be tested with the PASS in the integrated configuration Apparatus Specimens shall be tested on a typical package tester within the compartments specified in Compartments shall be configured as specified in Figure (a) and Figure (b). Figure (a) Vibration Table Compartments: Top View (Not to scale). Figure (b) Vibration Table Compartments: Side View (Not to scale) The sides and the base of the compartments shall be constructed of nominal 6 mm ( 1 4 in.) stainless steel, and the top of the compartments shall remain open There shall be no burrs, sharp edges, surface discontinuities, or fasteners on the internal surfaces of the holding boxes The large compartments shall be utilized for integrated PASS The small compartments shall be utilized for stand-alone PASS.

146 142 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Procedure The integrated PASS or the stand-alone PASS shall be placed unrestrained in the compartments specified in or as applicable, and all adjustments, where present, shall be fully extended No tie-downs shall be allowed to be made to the specimens The basic movement of the bed of the test table shall be a 25 mm (1 in.) orbital path, such as can be obtained on a standard package tester operating in synchronous mode at 250 rpm ± 5 rpm The test duration shall be 3 hours + 5/-0 minutes Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in and The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Report The specimen alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured, recorded, and reported The functioning of the specimens shall be recorded and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance Retention System Test Application This test method shall apply to stand-alone and removable integrated PASS with a retention system This test method shall not apply to nonremovable integrated PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens.

147 143 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Procedure * Prior to testing, specimens shall have the retention system attachment method cycled 500 times Specimens shall be placed in a test stand capable of applying a load to the retention system A base load of 45 N + 3/-0 N (10 lbf + 0.7/-0 lbf) shall be applied to the retention system A force shall then be steadily applied from the base load of 45 N (10 lbf) at a rate between 9 N/sec (2 lbf/sec) and 45 N/sec (10 lbf/sec). The force shall be applied perpendicular to the plane of the specimen as it is intended to be worn, in accordance with the manufacturer s instructions The force shall be applied until 445 N + 9/-0 N (100 lbf + 2/-0 lbf) is attained, and then the force shall be released Specimens shall then be inspected for retention system separation Report. Any separation of the retention system shall be recorded and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance Water Drainage Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Procedure Specimens shall be subjected to three water drainage tests.

148 144 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The first test shall have the specimens positioned with the annunciator oriented in the position it is intended to be worn, in accordance with the manufacturer s instructions The second test shall have the specimens positioned with the annunciator oriented horizontally and facing up A third test shall have the specimen positioned where the annunciator is oriented in a position that will retain the greatest volume of water Water shall be introduced into all openings, indentations, and grilles of the specimens until water overflows from each such opening, indentation, and grille The filling method shall ensure that no air bubbles remain in any of the openings, indentations, and grilles Specimens shall then be placed in the alarm mode and allowed to sound the alarm signal for at least 65 seconds without the specimen being moved The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in for the duration of the test The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured and recorded at the 60 second + 5/-0 seconds, mark to determine pass or fail performance Report. The specimen alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured, recorded, and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance High Temperature Functionality Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Integrated PASS shall be tested with the PASS in the integrated configuration.

149 145 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Apparatus The thermal exposure test oven shall be as specified in ISO 17493, Clothing and equipment for protection against heat Test method for convective heat resistance using a hot air circulating oven. The test oven shall be capable of maintaining temperatures up to 260 C + 6/-0 C (500 F + 10/-0 F) and shall be capable of maintaining the required conditions specified in , and these conditions shall be continuously monitored A test fixture shall be constructed using an aramid belt that is at least 50 mm (2 in.) wide and fastened to mounting posts spaced 305 mm + 25/-0 mm (12 in. + 1/-0 in.) apart. The test fixture shall be designed to allow the specimens to be attached to the belt by the retention system according to the PASS manufacturer s instructions An alternative text fixture shall be designed to allow an integrated PASS to be attached in the same configuration as a PASS integrated with SCBA mounting assembly attaches to the PASS Integrated PASS, other than SCBA integrated PASS, shall be tested in the as designed configuration and shall not be altered, separated, or cut apart from what it is integrated with The test fixtures shall be designed such that with the specimen attached, no portion of the specimen shall touch any oven surface. The test fixtures shall also not degrade the oven recovery time The sound test chamber shall be as specified in ANSI S1.13, Methods for Measurement of Sound Pressure Level Procedure The thermal exposure test temperature shall be set to 260 C + 6/-0 C (500 F + 10/-0 F). The oven shall be allowed to stabilize at the test temperature for a minimum of 30 minutes Specimens shall be attached to a test fixture in the as worn position Specimens shall be set to the sensing mode The test fixture with the specimen attached shall be placed in the test oven perpendicular to the airflow of the oven There shall be no obstructions between the specimen and the airflow. The test fixture shall position the specimen equidistant from all interior oven surfaces The test oven door shall not remain open more than 15 seconds. The air circulation shall be shut off while the door is open and turned on when the door is closed The total test oven recovery time shall not exceed 60 seconds. The thermocouple reading shall remain at 260 C + 5/-0 C (500 F + 10/-0 F) for the duration of the test Specimens, mounted as specified, shall be exposed in the test oven for 5 minutes + 15/-0 seconds. The test exposure time shall begin when the test thermocouple recovers to 260 C + 5/-0 C (500 F + 10/-0 F).

150 146 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Provisions shall be made to prevent the PASS device from going from sensing mode to alarm mode for the duration of the thermal exposure After the specified thermal exposure period, the specimen shall be removed from the thermal exposure test oven and within 30 seconds placed in the sound test chamber specified in The specimen shall remain motionless and be allowed to cycle from sensing mode to alarm mode. When the PASS cycles into the alarm mode, within 30 seconds the sound pressure level for the alarm signal shall be measured in a spherical radius at a distance of 3 m + 1/-0 m (9.9 ft + 3.3/-0 ft) from the specimen s annunciator Following the sound pressure level measurement, the specimen shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in and to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Specimens shall be examined for melting, dripping, or ignition to determine pass or fail performance Report The alarm signal sound pressure level measured after exposure to high temperature environment shall be recorded and reported The functioning of the specimens shall be recorded and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen Failing performance of one or more specimens shall constitute failing performance for this test Heat and Flame Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Apparatus.

151 147 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM A calibration mannequin meeting the requirements specified in Figure shall be provided. Figure Calibration Mannequin A heat and flame test mannequin meeting the requirements specified in Figure shall be provided. Figure Heat and Flame Test Mannequin * Both the calibration mannequin specified in and the heat and flame test mannequin specified in shall have a protective covering The protective covering shall be a weld blanket made of fireproof silica cloth of a minimum weight of 18 oz/sq yd The protective covering shall be designed and constructed to provide coverage over the surface of the mannequin Where additional insulation is needed to protect the mannequin electronics, an additional thermal liner underlayer shall be permitted The complete protective covering shall be discarded and shall not be used where the damage to any portion indicates the covering can no longer provide thermal protection for the test mannequin.

152 148 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The test headform shall be covered with an undyed aramid hood for protection of the headform during testing. The protective hood shall meet the structural fire-fighting protective hood requirements specified in NFPA 1971, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting The heat and flame test apparatus shall be as specified in Figure (a) and Figure (b). Figure (a) Heat and Flame Test Apparatus: Top View. Figure (b) Heat and Flame Test Apparatus: Side View The test oven shall be a horizontal forced circulating air oven with an internal velocity of 61 m/min, ±15 m/min (200 linear ft/min, ±49 linear ft/min). The test oven shall have minimum dimensions of 915 mm depth 915 mm width 1220 mm height (36 in. depth 36 in. width 48 in. height) Procedure For calibration prior to the heat and flame test, the calibration mannequin specified in Figure shall be exposed to direct flame contact for 10 seconds using the heat and flame test apparatus All peak temperature readings shall be within a temperature range of 815 C to 1150 C (1500 F to 2102 F) The average mean of all peak temperature readings shall be no higher than 950 C (1742 F) The test oven recovery time, after the door is closed, shall not exceed 1 minute Specimens shall be attached to the front or rear of the test mannequin by the retention system, in accordance with the manufacturer s instructions, by means of a loop, belt, SCBA strap, or other means, on the outside or over the mannequin protective clothing.

153 149 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Specimens shall be attached to the mannequin in accordance with the PASS manufacturer s instructions For integrated PASS, the specimens shall be mounted on the test mannequin in accordance with the PASS manufacturer s instructions to simulate the correct wearing position Specimens shall be subjected to three different series of the heat and flame test identified in this section as test procedure 1, test procedure 2, and test procedure 3. Different specimens shall be used for each of the three test series For all three test procedures, specimens mounted on the test mannequin shall first be placed in the test oven, which has been preheated to 95 C ± 2 C (203 F ± 4 F) for 15 minutes + 15/-0 seconds. The test exposure time of 15 minutes shall begin after the door is closed and the oven temperature recovers to 95 C (203 F) At the completion of the 15-minute + 15/-0 seconds exposure, the oven door shall be opened and the specimens, mounted on the test mannequin, shall be moved out of the oven and into the center of the burner array The specimens shall then be exposed to direct flame contact for 10 seconds /-0 seconds. This exposure shall begin within 20 seconds of removal of the specimen from the test oven For test procedure 1, the specimen mode selection device shall be set in the alarm mode and then exposed to the flame and drop sequences. Specimens shall be observed for the sounding of the alarm signal to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (1) For test procedure 2, the specimen mode selection device shall be set in the sensing mode and then exposed to the flame and drop sequences. Specimens shall be observed for the sounding of the operational signal to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (1) For test procedure 3, the specimen mode selection device shall be set in the sensing mode and then exposed to the flame and drop sequences. Specimens shall be observed for the sounding of the operational signal to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (1) After the mode selection device has been set to the applicable setting for test procedure 1, test procedure 2, or test procedure 3, as indicated in , , or , respectively, the specimens in all three test procedures shall then be exposed to direct flame contact for 10 seconds /-0 seconds. The exposure shall begin within 20 seconds of removal of the specimens from the test oven For all three test procedures, specimens shall be observed for any afterflame, and the afterflame duration shall be recorded to determine pass or fail performance as specified in , , and For test procedure 1, specimens shall be observed for the continued sounding of the alarm signal to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (1) For all three test procedures, within 20 seconds of completion of the direct flame exposure, specimens mounted on the test mannequin shall be raised 150 mm + 6/-0 mm (6 in /-0 in.) and dropped freely.

154 150 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM For all three test procedures, specimens shall be observed to determine pass or fail performance and that nothing has fallen off the PASS and that the PASS has not fallen from its mounted position Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (4), (9), and (7) For test procedure 1, following the drop sequence, specimens shall be observed for the continued sounding of the alarm signal to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (1) The specimen mode selection device then shall be set to off Specimens shall be observed for the proper functioning of the mode selection device to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (3) For test procedure 2, following the flame and drop sequences, specimens shall remain motionless and allowed to cycle to the pre-alarm signal and then to the alarm signal Following the sounding of the alarm signal, the mode selection device shall be set to off Specimens shall be observed for the proper cycling to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (2) and (4) Specimens shall be observed for the activation and operation of the primary pre-alarm signal and the alarm signal to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (3) and (8) Supplementary pre-alarm signal(s), where provided, shall be evaluated for proper operation Specimens shall be observed for the proper functioning of the mode selection device to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (6) For test procedure 3, following the flame and drop sequences, the specimen mode selection device shall be set to alarm Where specimens begin to operate the pre-alarm signal(s) prior to being set to alarm, the specimen shall be jarred to cancel the pre-alarm signal(s) before setting to alarm Following the sounding of the alarm signal, the mode selection device shall be set to off Specimens shall be observed for the proper functioning of the mode selection device while switching to alarm to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (2) Specimens shall be observed for the sounding of the alarm signal to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (3).

155 151 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Specimens shall be observed to determine the proper functioning of the mode selection device while switching to off to determine pass or fail performance as specified in (4) For all three test procedures, specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer's instructions to determine the proper functioning as specified in and The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Report Observations of any afterflame shall be recorded and reported for each specimen Observations of the functioning of the mode selection while the specimen is being activated shall be evaluated, recorded, and reported for each specimen Observations of the sounding of the operational signal shall be evaluated, recorded, and reported for each specimen Observations of the functioning of the mode selection device while being switched to the sensing mode shall be evaluated, recorded, and reported for each specimen Observations of the activation and sounding of the primary pre-alarm signal shall be evaluated, recorded, and reported for each specimen Observations of the activation and sounding of any supplementary pre-alarm signal(s), where provided, shall be evaluated, recorded, and reported for each specimen Observations of the functioning of the mode selection device while switching to alarm shall be evaluated, recorded, and reported for each specimen Observations of the sounding of the alarm signal and the continued sounding of the alarm signal shall be evaluated, recorded, and reported for each specimen Observations of the functioning of the mode selection device while switching to off shall be evaluated, recorded, and reported for each specimen Observations of the functioning of the data logging shall be evaluated, recorded, and reported for each specimen The specimen alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured, recorded, and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test or a portion of this test shall constitute failing performance.

156 152 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM 8.14 Signal Frequency Test Application. This test shall apply to the pre-alarm signals of all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Apparatus All testing shall be conducted in a laboratory grade semi-anechoic room A frequency analyzer set to measure in either 1 12 octave or narrow band connected to a microphone shall be used to measure the frequencies of the audible primary pre-alarm signal A sampling digital oscilloscope connected to a microphone shall be used to measure the frequencies of the alarm signal Procedure Specimens shall be oriented in the wearing position with the annunciator positioned 1 m ± 25 mm (39 in. ± 1 in.) from the microphone in the semi-anechoic room The pre-alarm or alarm signal shall be activated, and the signal frequency shall be measured A new primary frequency shall have a valley of at least 3 db between the two frequencies being measured Report The audible primary pre-alarm signal frequencies shall be recorded and reported The alarm signal shall be recorded at a minimum of 5 mega-samples/second, verified that it meets the requirements of , and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen for both the pre-alarm and the alarm signals One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance Signal Frequency Test.

157 153 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Application. This test shall apply to the alarm signals of all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS with suitable modifications to provide access to the digital pulse wave that controls the driver circuit for the audible annunciator Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Section Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested Apparatus. A sampling digital oscilloscope or time-interval counter connected to the digital pulse wave shall be used to measure the frequencies of the alarm signal. The sampling digital oscilloscope or time-interval counter shall have a minimum time resolution of 50 nanoseconds Procedure. The alarm signal shall be activated, and the signal frequencies shall be measured. Frequency measurements shall be based on the period of individual cycles of the digital pulse wave Report The alarm signal frequencies shall be recorded and reported The alarm signal shall be recorded at a minimum time resolution of 50 nanoseconds, verified that it meets the requirements of , and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen for the alarm signals One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance Product Label Durability Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS product labels Samples Samples shall be complete PASS with all product labels attached Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS with all product labels attached.

158 154 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM A minimum of three specimens shall be tested At least three specimens shall be subjected to all three test procedures Apparatus A test chamber or cabinet shall be provided and shall be capable of maintaining the required conditions specified in , , and throughout the envelope of air surrounding the specimen being tested The conditions in the chamber or cabinet shall be continuously monitored Test Procedure Specimens shall be subjected to the elevated temperature environmental conditioning specified in through , excluding through Specimens shall be removed following the specified conditioning, and evaluation shall begin within 30 seconds of removal from conditioning The product labels shall be permitted to be wiped clean with an untreated cloth prior to being examined Specimen product labels shall be examined at a distance of 305 mm + 25/-0 mm (12 in. + 1/-0 in.) by the unaided eye with 20/20 vision or with vision corrected to 20/ Test Procedure Specimens shall be subjected to the low-temperature environmental conditioning specified in , excluding through Specimens shall be removed following the specified conditioning, and evaluation shall begin within 30 seconds of removal from conditioning The product labels shall be permitted to be wiped clean with an untreated cloth prior to being examined Specimen product labels shall be examined at a distance of 305 mm + 25/-0 mm (12 in. + 1/-0 in.) by the unaided eye with 20/20 vision or with vision corrected to 20/ Test Procedure Specimens shall be subjected to the temperature shock environmental conditioning specified in through and excluding through Specimens shall be removed following the specified conditioning, and evaluation shall begin within 30 seconds of removal from conditioning The product labels shall be permitted to be wiped clean with an untreated cloth prior to being examined.

159 155 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Specimen product labels shall be examined at a distance of 305 mm + 25/-0 mm (12 in. + 1/-0 in.) by the unaided eye with 20/20 vision or with vision corrected to 20/ Report. The legibility of each specimen product label shall be recorded and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen Any one specimen failing the test shall constitute failing performance Tumble Vibration Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Integrated PASS, other then SCBA integrated PASS, shall be tested in the as designed configuration and shall not be altered, separated, or cut apart from what it is integrated with Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS A minimum of three specimens shall be tested.

160 156 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Apparatus. The tumble test apparatus shall be as specified in Figure Figure Tumble Test Apparatus Procedure The test specimens shall be placed unrestrained in the tumbling apparatus. Only one specimen shall be tested at a time The tumbling apparatus shall be run at a speed of 15 rpm ± 1 rpm The test shall be run for a duration of 3 hours + 5/-0 minutes Specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instruction to determine the proper functioning as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Upon completion of the test duration, specimens shall be operated according to the manufacturer s instructions to determine the proper functioning for data logging as specified in to determine pass or fail performance The alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured as specified in to determine pass or fail performance Report The specimen alarm signal sound pressure level shall be measured, recorded, and reported The functioning of the specimens shall be recorded and reported Interpretation.

161 157 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen Any one specimen failing the test shall constitute failing performance PASS Alarm Signal Muffle Test Application. This test method shall apply to all PASS Samples Samples for testing shall be complete PASS Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete PASS At least three specimens shall be tested Apparatus The test chamber shall be as specified in ANSI S1.13, Methods for Measurement of Sound Pressure Level Testing shall be conducted in a test chamber that absorbs a minimum of 90 percent of all sound from 500 Hz to 5000 Hz Test subjects shall wear a structural fire-fighting protective ensemble that includes the coat, trousers, helmet, hood, gloves, and footwear that are certified as compliant with NFPA 1971, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting Test subjects shall also wear an SCBA that is certified as compliant with NFPA 1981, Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for Emergency Services Procedure Specimens shall be tested at an ambient temperature of 22 C ± 3 C (72 F ± 5 F) and RH of 50 percent ± 25 percent Specimens shall be tested for sound pressure levels of the primary alarm signals in accordance with ANSI S1.13, Methods for Measurement of Sound Pressure Level All sound pressure level measurements shall be made with the sound level meter ballistics set to the peak response setting, and the test subject shall don the following: (1) The protective ensemble specified in (2) The specimen PASS per the manufacturers instructions

162 158 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The test subject shall assume each of the following five testing positions, shall place the specimen PASS into the alarm mode, and shall remain in each position, unmoving, until the sound pressure levels have been measured and recorded: (1) Face down with arms fully extended out to the sides (2) Supine left as far as possible, arms down along sides (3) Supine right as far as possible, arms down along sides (4) Fetal, knees drawn to chest as far as possible, arms around legs, and lying on right side (5) Fetal, knees drawn to chest as far as possible, arms around legs, and lying on left side The sound pressure level for the alarm signal shall be measured in a spherical radius at a distance of 3 m + 1/-0 m (9.9 ft + 3.3/-0 ft) in from the waist of the test subject Report. The alarm signal sound pressure levels shall be measured, recorded, and reported Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing any portion of this test shall constitute failing performance Radio System Tests for RF PASS Point-to-Point RF Attenuation Test Application. This test method shall apply to all RF PASS systems The RF PASS shall be tested in conjunction with the model of base station with which it is intended to be deployed. If a portable computer is utilized in the base station, radio system tests shall be conducted using the manufacturer s supplied portable computer. The portable computer, if used, shall be placed into the test chamber with the base station The base station, base station computer, and any other electronic equipment associated with the RF PASS system shall operate on battery power for the duration of the RF system tests Samples Samples shall be complete RF PASS systems Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete RF PASS consisting of an RF PASS and the base station designed for use with it, provided by the manufacturer A single RF PASS and a single base station shall be used in each test. Three different sets of units (portable + base station) shall be tested.

163 159 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM All point-to-point RF attenuation tests shall be conducted using specimens in Table (a) if the specimens are stand-alone or removable integrated PASS and specimens in Table (b) if the specimens are nonremovable integrated PASS Test Apparatus The point-to-point RF attenuation test shall be conducted as shown in Figure in the following two configurations: (1) With the base station acting as the receiver and the RF PASS transmitting an alarm signal (2) With the RF PASS acting as a receiver and the base station transmitting an evacuation alarm Figure Apparatus Used for Point-to-Point RF Attenuation Test. Two anechoic chambers provide shielding between the RF PASS and the base station. The chambers are linked by a known amount of attenuation, representing a specified path loss For both configurations, the total attenuation (including cables, connectors, free-space path loss, antenna loss, and external added attenuation) between the base station and the RF PASS shall correspond to 100 db ± 3dB. The total attenuation shall be calculated using the methods described in The point-to-point RF attenuation test shall be conducted with no added radio interference Anechoic Chambers Overall usable interior height of an anechocic chamber shall be no less than 40 in. (102 cm) between the antenna and tabletop or 55 in. (140 cm) total. 1.0 m = 3 wavelengths at 900 MHz. These specifications shall not preclude the use of a larger anechoic chamber, including one large enough to contain operation personnel if the RF isolation conditions in and field uniformity conditions in are satisfied Each chamber shall provide at least 100 db shielding from the test platform tabletop to the outside of the chamber at the frequency of operation of the RF PASS, with the bulkhead ports specified in in place. This will RF isolate the device and base station from each other The chambers shall provide RF attenuation of a minimum of 25 db normal incidence, at the frequency of operation of the RF PASS, provided by RF absorbing material. Performance specifications provided by the manufacturer shall satisfy this requirement Minimum door size shall be 18 in. (46 cm) 12 in. (30.5 cm).

164 160 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The width and depth of the chambers shall be large enough to allow insertion, placement, and rotation of complete SCBAs. Usable space shall be a minimum of 24 in. (61 cm) width 24 in. (61 cm) depth 10 in. (30.5 cm) height at the height of the table. Usable interior width and depth shall be permitted to be smaller at other heights within the chamber Each chamber shall include an antenna mount Each chamber shall include a nonconducting antenna mount that shall ensure the usable interior height specified in Each chamber shall include a nonconducting table top a minimum 12 in. (30.5 cm) square, 15 in. (38 cm) high Each chamber shall include a side bulkhead located on the right side of the chamber when facing it, no higher than 18 in. (46 cm) from the bottom of the chamber onto which one type N or SMA bulkhead adapter is connected Antennas Circularly polarized patch antennas shall be used to minimize the dependence of the test on the orientation within the chamber of the RF PASS and base station Four antennas are required for the path loss calibration step; two shall be used during the test Cables that are connected to the antennas shall be no longer than 24 in. (61 cm) to minimize errors in estimating the antenna gain during the calibration step, unless a three-antenna calibration is used to determine the antenna gain, in which case the cable shall be the same as that used during the threeantenna calibration Cables Cables shall be high-quality shielded coaxial cables with type N or SMA connectors If cables are permanently left in place at the top of each chamber to make changing antennas easier, these cables shall be accounted for in the path loss calibration step Appropriate torque wrenches for the cable connectors shall be used to torque cable connectors to manufacturer's specifications Test Equipment.

165 161 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The following test equipment shall be utilized in the point-to-point attenuation test: (1) A three-axis field probe with optical fiber cabling to characterize the field uniformity of the chamber/antenna combination (2) A spectrum analyzer to calibrate the path loss (3) A variable attenuator (or combination of fixed and variable) to set the path loss (4) A signal generator capable of generating a continuous-wave signal in each frequency of operation of the RF PASS (5) An external power amplifier designed to work in the frequency of operation of the RF PASS Procedure Procedure for Field Uniformity Calibration Each anechoic chamber shall be calibrated individually, using the same antenna and interior coaxial cables that shall be used in The configuration shall be as shown in Figure Figure Configuration for Testing the Electric Field Uniformity Using a Signal Generator and a Three-Axis Electric Field Probe The antenna used for the point-to-point attenuation test shall be mounted to the antenna mount specified in A coaxial cable shall connect the antenna to the interior bulkhead adapter of the chamber A coaxial cable shall connect the exterior side of the bulkhead adapter of the chamber to a signal generator. The signal generator shall be set to the frequency of operation of the RF PASS. The power level setting shall provide a reading on the field probe The field probe shall be connected to its receiver through a chamber bulkhead.

166 162 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The total electric field shall be sequentially measured and recorded at the 13 points specified in Figure Figure The Measurement Pattern for Checking the Electric Field Uniformity on the Table Surface * Contour lines of equal power levels, determined from the measured electric field results, Ex, Ey, and Ez, shall be plotted. These power levels shall be plotted relative to the minimum total power measured at one of the 13 points. The minimum total power, P, shall be determined by calculating the total power at each of the measurement points, and then selecting the minimum value of those calculations as follows: where: i = 1, 2, (the measured points), k = x, y, z, or total, and The variation in the total power over the center 30 cm 30 cm portion of the surface shall not exceed 3 db of variation in the received signal strength over the center 30 cm 30 cm of the surface Procedure for Configuring Chambers with the Target Attenuation. This procedure shall be carried out for each set of chambers, antennas, and cables The chambers shall be configured as shown in Figure Figure Configuration for Calibration of Target Path Loss, Consisting of the Summation (in db) of the Various Fixed Elements in the Propagation Path, Plus the External Attenuators. (In the calibration step, the external attenuator is adjusted until the target path loss is obtained.)

167 163 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Two calibration antennas, as shown in Figure , shall be inserted into the test chambers on the same tabletops where the RF PASS components shall be placed during the attenuation test. The gain of these antennas shall be obtained from the manufacturer s specifications or by use of a technique such as a three-antenna method One calibration antenna shall be connected to the signal generator, and the other to the spectrum analyzer through bulkhead adapters in the body of the test chambers. The cables connecting the antennas to the bulkhead adapters shall be of a length that limits power loss to less than 2 db The power loss in the cables connecting the signal generator and spectrum analyzer to the bulkheads of the chambers shall be determined through measurement The system path loss shall be measured between the two measurement reference planes specified in Figure with the external attenuator set to 0 db. The power loss between the measurement reference planes shall be a positive quantity that is measured and recorded as measured path loss, 0 db. Measurements shall be collected over the frequency of operation of the RF PASS system that is being tested. The resolution bandwidth of the spectrum analyzer shall be less than or equal to 1 khz The calibrated path loss, 0 db shall be calculated as measured path loss, 0 db + gain of calibration antennas, where gain of calibration antennas is the sum of the specified gain of each calibration antenna in decibels The external attenuator to achieve the total attenuation from table to table shall be calculated as total attenuation calibrated path loss, 0 db, where total attenuation is 100 db ± 3 db for the point-to-point RF attenuation test Procedure for Point-to-Point RF Attenuation Test Alarm Signal Test. The test shall be conducted with the base station acting as the receiver and the RF PASS transmitting an alarm signal upon initiation of the alarm signal The total attenuation, including cables, connectors, free-space path loss, antenna loss, and external added attenuation, between the base station and the RF PASS shall correspond to 100 db ± 3 db using the calibration procedure specified in A wireless link shall be established between the base station and the RF PASS before closing the chambers doors The alarm signal test shall be conducted twice. (A) The RF PASS system shall be tested with the RF PASS perpendicular to the surface of the tabletop and the base station antenna parallel to the surface of the tabletop. (B) The RF PASS system shall be tested with the RF PASS parallel to the surface of the tabletop and the base station antenna parallel to the surface of the tabletop For each test, the chamber doors shall be closed and the duration of time between the initiation of the alarm signal until the reception of the alarm signal shall be recorded Evacuation Alarm Test. The test shall be conducted with the RF PASS acting as a receiver and the base station transmitting an evacuation alarm.

168 164 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The total attenuation, including cables, connectors, free-space path loss, antenna loss, and external added attenuation, between the base station and the RF PASS shall correspond to 100 db ± 3 db using the calibration procedure specified in A wireless link shall be established between the base station and RF PASS before closing the chambers doors The RF PASS shall be kept in motion so that the motion-sensing device shall not trigger the alarm signal. A mechanism to move the RF PASS shall be permitted to be used. Any mechanism employed to move the RF PASS shall not disturb the field uniformity of the chamber more than 3 db as specified in The evacuation alarm test shall be conducted twice. (A) The RF PASS system shall be tested with the RF PASS placed perpendicular to the surface of the tabletop and the base station antenna placed parallel to the surface of the tabletop. (B) The RF PASS system shall be tested with the RF PASS placed parallel to the surface of the tabletop and the base station antenna placed parallel to the surface of the tabletop For each test, the chamber doors shall be closed and the evacuation alarm shall be initiated. A mechanism to initiate the evacuation alarm shall be permitted to be used. Any mechanism employed to initiate the evacuation alarm shall not disturb the field uniformity of the chamber by more than 3 db as specified in For each test, the duration of time between the initiation of the evacuation alarm and the reception of the alarm RF PASS shall be recorded Report All quantities shall be reported to the nearest decibel The operator shall record and report the results of all the tests and test parameters specified in , including the values of: (1) Total attenuation associated with the test environment (2) Maximum difference in field uniformity within an area covering the center 30 cm 30 cm of the test chamber, as measured in (3) Value of measured path loss when the external attenuator is set to 0 db denoted as calibrated path loss, 0 db, in (4) Value of external attenuators used (5) Frequency of operation (the minimum and maximum operating frequencies utilized) Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance Radio System Tests for Optional RF PASS Loss-of-Signal Alarm Test Application. This test method shall apply to all optional RF PASS systems.

169 165 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Samples Samples shall be complete RF PASS systems Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete RF PASS consisting of an RF PASS and the base station designed for use with it, provided by the manufacturer A single RF PASS and a single base station shall be used in each test. Three different sets of units (portable + base station) shall be tested The RF PASS shall be tested in conjunction with the model of base station with which it is intended to be deployed. If a portable computer is utilized in the base station, radio system tests shall be conducted using the manufacturer's supplied portable computer. The portable computer, if used, shall be placed into the test chamber with the base station The base station, base station computer, and any other electronic equipment associated with the RF PASS system shall operate on battery power for the duration of the RF system tests The loss-of-signal alarm test shall be conducted using specimens in Table (a) if the specimens are stand-alone or removable integrated PASS and specimens in Table (b) if the specimens are nonremovable integrated PASS Test Apparatus The test apparatus described in for the point-to-point RF attenuation test shall be used Procedure * The loss-of-signal alarm test shall be conducted with the RF PASS placed in one test chamber and the base station placed in a second chamber The path loss used in the loss-of-signal alarm test shall be implemented by disconnecting the coaxial cables that were connected to the attenuator in the point-to-point RF attenuation test. These cables shall be as specified in Figure The orientation of the RF PASS and the base station is not critical An RF link shall be established between the RF PASS and base station with the doors to the test chambers open. When the link has been established, the doors shall be closed Upon closing the second door, the duration until the loss-of-signal alarm sounds from each of the RF PASS and the base station shall be noted Report. The operator shall note the results of the three tests specified in , including the duration before the loss-of-signal alarm sounds at the RF PASS and base station, and the frequency of operation.

170 166 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance Radio System Tests for RF PASS RF Interference Test Application. This test method shall apply to all RF PASS systems that operate using unlicensed frequencies in the MHz and GHz ISM bands. RF PASS systems operating with a licensed frequency shall be exempt from the requirements of this test The RF PASS shall be tested in conjunction with the model of base station with which it is intended to be deployed. If a portable computer is utilized in the base station, radio system tests shall be conducted using the manufacturer s supplied portable computer. The portable computer, if used, shall be placed into the test chamber with the base station The base station, base station computer, and any other electronic equipment associated with the RF PASS system shall operate on battery power for the duration of the RF interference test The total attenuation, including cables, connectors, free-space path loss, antenna loss, and external added attenuation, between the base station and the RF PASS shall correspond to 100 db ± 3 db using the method described in The RF interference test shall be conducted with the base station acting as the receiver and the RF PASS transmitting an alarm signal in the presence of RF interference The RF interference test does not preclude the use of repeaters in the field Samples Samples shall be complete RF PASS systems Samples shall be conditioned as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete RF PASS consisting of an RF PASS and the base station designed for use with it, provided by the manufacturer A single RF PASS and a single base station that have passed the point-to-point RF attenuation test described in Section 8.19 and the loss-of-signal alarm test described in Section 8.20 shall be tested All RF interference tests shall be conducted using Specimens in Table (a) if the specimens are stand-alone or removable integrated PASS and specimens in Table (b) if the specimens are nonremovable integrated PASS Test Apparatus.

171 167 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The RF interference test shall be conducted with apparatus that meets the guidelines in through , as illustrated in Figure Figure Apparatus Used for RF Interference Test. Two anechoic chambers provide shielding between the RF PASS and the base station. The chambers are linked by a known amount of attenuation, representing a specified path loss. An interfering RF signal is introduced into the test chambers by use of a power combiner Test Chambers. The two test chambers shall be configured as shown in Figure The anechoic chambers, antennas, and cables used in the RF Interference Test are the same as those described in Power Combiner. A power combiner shall be used to combine the signal from the base station with the interfering signal, as shown in Figure The power combiner shall have two input ports and one output port, shall use Type N connectors, and shall have a minimum isolation between the input ports of 20 db Interferer. A programmable signal generator or a commercial wireless device capable of emitting the common wireless protocols specified in Table shall be used. The signal generator or the commercial wireless device shall be programmed to provide the parameters specified in Table for the frequency of operation of the RF PASS system. Table Definition of Interference Sources for RF Interference Test. Frequency Range 902 MHz 928 MHz 2.4 GHz GHz Transmission Format or Modulation Scheme Direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) or frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) Direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) or frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) Subcarrier or Channel Bandwidth 100 khz subcarrier 22 MHz (IEEE channels) Output Power and FCC Part 1 W peak power (30 dbm) into antenna (w/ max 6 dbi gain), 47 CFR, FCC Part * 63 mw peak power (18 dbm) into antenna, 47 CFR, FCC Part 15 (See example 2 for determination of correction factor.) Channel Usage by Interference Source 25% over the 30 second test interval; 25% ± 10% within any 5 second subinterval 25% over the 30 second test interval; 25% ± 10% within any 5 second subinterval

172 168 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The 900 MHz interferer shall be a programmable signal generator or a wireless development board controlled by a computer as illustrated in Figure The interferer shall be capable of producing the equivalent channel usage requirements in Table The interferer shall hop over 51 channels in the 902 MHz to 928 MHz band, at a hop duration of 40 ms ± 2 ms. The interferer shall utilize an RF data rate of 38 kb/sec ± 2 kb/sec and a serial data rate of 38 kb/sec ± 2 kb/sec. Data are transmitted with filtered non-return-to-zero (NRZ) encoding modulated onto a carrier with binary frequency shift keying (FSK). Figure Apparatus Used for Creating the 900 MHz and 2.46 GHz Band Interference The 2.4 GHz interferer shall consist of a programmable signal generator or two wireless access points as illustrated in Figure , capable of producing the equivalent channel usage requirement as specified in Table The two access points shall be connected to the input ports of a power combiner with no less than 20 db of isolation between the input ports. The output of the power combiner shall be connected to the input of the power combiner on the test chamber containing the RF PASS. The programmable signal generator or wireless access points shall be set to establish a 1 MB/sec wireless distribution or bridging channel between two access points. A computer connected to the ethernet port on one of the access points continuously sends an echo request to the ethernet interface of the other access point with a packet size of 28 kb/sec, using the internet control message protocol (ICMP). The receiving access point shall reply with an echo response The physical distance between the transmit antenna and the center of the testing platform supporting the SCBA shall be 1.25 m ± 0.1 m The interference signal path loss in db as cable losses + power combiner insertion losses + external attenuator losses - interference signal amplification antenna gain in the test chamber. The value shall be 0 ± 2 db, the interference shall be either attenuated or amplified so that the calculated value equals 0 ± 2 db Procedure Prior to conducting the RF interference test, each anechoic chamber shall be characterized using the techniques described in The total attenuation, including cables, connectors, free-space path loss, antenna loss, power combiner, and external added attenuation, between the base station and the RF PASS shall correspond to 100 db ± 3 db. The total attenuation shall be calculated using the calibration procedure described in The signal from the RF interferer shall be coupled into the test chamber in which the RF PASS is located. Coupling shall be through a coaxial cable to a two-input power combiner having a minimum of 20 db isolation between input ports. The other input port of the power combiner shall be connected to the coaxial cable that connects the base station test chamber to the RF PASS test chamber, as specified in

173 169 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM A wireless link shall be established between the base station and device before closing the chambers doors The chamber doors shall be closed The interferer shall be turned on The duration until the reception of the alarm signal shall be recorded The RF PASS system shall be tested with the RF PASS placed in two orientations (vertically and horizontally) and the base station placed in one orientation (horizontally) Report All quantities shall be reported to the nearest decibel The operator shall record and report the results of all tests and test parameters specified in including the values of: (1) Total attenuation associated with the test environment (2) Maximum difference in field uniformity within an area covering the center 30 cm 30 cm of the test chamber, as specified in (3) Calibrated path loss, 0 db specified in (4) External attenuators used (5) Frequency of operation (the minimum and maximum operating frequencies utilized by the RF PASS system under test) (6) Model, typical loss and isolation of power combiner, from manufacturer s specifications (7) Model of the interferer (8) Interferer parameters, as specified in Table (9) Interference signal path loss, as specified in Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen.

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175 171 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance Radio System Tests for RF PASS Multi-Hop RF Test Application. The application shall be as specified in Samples. The samples shall be as specified in Specimens Specimens for testing shall be complete RF PASS consisting of one RF PASS device, two repeating devices capable of relaying an RF PASS signal, and a base station designed for use with it, provided by the manufacturer. The repeater device(s) may be an RF PASS One RF PASS, two repeating devices capable of relaying an RF PASS signal, and one base station shall be used in each test. More than one RF PASS may be used if additional devices are being used as repeating devices All multi-hop RF tests shall be conducted using specimens in Table (a) if the specimens are stand-alone or removable integrated PASS and specimens in Table (b) if the specimens are non-removable integrated PASS Test Apparatus The multi-hop RF test shall be conducted as shown in Figure in the following two configurations. (1) With the base station acting as the receiver and the RF PASS under test transmitting an alarm signal (2) With the RF PASS under test acting as a receiver and the base station transmitting an evacuation alarm NOTE: One reverberation chamber and three anechoic chambers provide multi-hop path and shielding between the RF PASS under test and the base station. The chambers are linked by a known amount of attenuation, representing a specified path loss between each hop. FIGURE Apparatus Used for Multi-Hop RF Test For both configurations, the total attenuation (including cables, connectors, free-space path loss, antenna loss, and external added attenuation) between two anechoic chambers shall correspond to 100 db. The total attenuation between the anechoic and reverberation chamber shall correspond to 80 db Anechoic Chambers. The anechoic chambers shall be as specified in Reverberation Chamber. The reverberation chamber shall be as specified in Antennas Circularly polarized antennas shall be used to minimize the dependence of the test on the orientation within the chamber of the RF PASS under test, and base station Five circularly polarized antennas and one linearly polarized horn antenna shall be used during the calibration steps. Five circularly polarized antennas shall be used during the test Cables permanently connected to any antenna shall be no longer than 24 in. (61 cm) to minimize errors in estimating the antennas gain during the calibration step, unless a three-antenna calibration is used to determine the antenna gain, in which case the cable shall be the same as that used during the three-antenna calibration Cables. The cables shall be as specified in Test Equipment. The test equipment shall be as specified in Procedure Procedure for Field Uniformity Calibration in Anechoic Chamber. The procedure for field uniformity calibration shall be as specified in Procedure for Field Calibration in Reverberation Chamber. The procedure for field calibration in the reverberation chamber shall be as specified in Procedure for Configuring one Anechoic Chamber Connected to one Reverberation Chamber with Target Attenuation. This procedure shall be carried out for the connection between an

176 172 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM anechoic chamber and a reverberation chamber, antennas, and cables The chambers shall be configured as shown in Figure Two circularly polarized antennas shall be inserted into the reverberation chamber as shown in Figure One dual ridged horn antenna as shown in Figure shall be inserted into the anechoic chamber on the same table tops where the RF PASS components shall be placed during the attenuation test. The gain of these antennas shall be obtained from the manufacturer s specifications or by use of a technique such as a three-antenna method One calibration antenna shall be connected to the signal generator, and the other to the spectrum analyzer through bulkhead adapters in the body of the test chambers. The cables connecting the antennas to the bulkhead adapters shall be of a length that limits power loss to less than 2 db The power loss in the cables connecting the signal generator and spectrum analyzer to the bulkheads of the chambers shall be determined through measurement The reverberation chamber paddle shall be on and operating at 0.2 revolutions per minute and path loss measurements shall be collected every 3 seconds The path loss measurements shall be averaged. This value shall be regarded as the total path loss between the table top of the anechoic chamber and the reverberation chamber The system path loss shall be measured between the reference plane within the anechoic chamber and the reverberation chamber specified in Figure with the external attenuator set to 0 db. The power loss between the measurement reference planes shall be a positive quantity that is measured and recorded as measured path loss, 0 db. Measurements shall be collected over the frequency of operation of the RF PASS under test. The resolution bandwidth of the spectrum analyzer shall be less than or equal to 1 khz The calibrated path loss, 0 db shall be calculated as measured path loss, 0 db gain of calibration antennas, where gain of calibration antennas is the sum of the specified gain of each calibration antenna in decibels The external attenuator to achieve the total attenuation from table to table shall be calculated as total attenuation calibrated path loss, 0 db, where total attenuation is 80 db between the anechoic chamber and reverberation chamber for the multi-hop RF test. NOTE: Consists of the summation (in db) of the various fixed elements in the propagation path, plus the external attenuators. FIGURE Configuration for Calibration of Target Path Loss between an Anechoic Chamber and a Reverberation Chamber Procedure for Configuring one Reverberation Chamber Connected to one Anechoic Chamber with Target Attenuation. This procedure shall be carried out for the connection between reverberation chamber and anechoic chamber, antennas, and cables The chambers shall be configured as shown in Figure Two circularly polarized antennas shall be inserted into the reverberation chamber as shown in Figure One dual ridged horn antenna as shown in Figure shall be inserted into the anechoic chamber on the same table tops where the RF PASS components shall be placed during the attenuation test. The gain of these antennas shall be obtained from the manufacturer s specifications or by use of a technique such as a three-antenna method One calibration antenna shall be connected to the signal generator, and the other to the spectrum analyzer through bulkhead adapters in the body of the test chambers. The cables connecting the antennas to the bulkhead adapters shall be of a length that limits power loss to less than 2 db The power loss in the cables connecting the signal generator and spectrum analyzer to the bulkheads of the chambers shall be determined through measurement The reverberation chamber paddle shall be on and operating at 0.2 revolutions per minute and path loss measurements shall be collected every 3 seconds The path loss measurements shall be averaged. This value shall be regarded as the total path loss between the reverberation chamber and the table top of the anechoic chamber.

177 173 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The system path loss shall be measured between the reverberation chamber and the reference plane within the anechoic chamber specified in Figure with the external attenuator set to 0 db. The power loss between the measurement reference planes shall be a positive quantity that is measured and recorded as measured path loss, 0 db. Measurements shall be collected over the frequency of operation of the RF PASS under test. The resolution bandwidth of the spectrum analyzer shall be less than or equal to 1 khz The calibrated path loss, 0 db shall be calculated as measured path loss, 0 db gain of calibration antennas, where gain of calibration antennas is the sum of the specified gain of each calibration antenna in decibels The external attenuator to achieve the total attenuation from table to table shall be calculated as total attenuation calibrated path loss, 0 db, where total attenuation is 80 db between the anechoic chamber and reverberation chamber for the multi-hop RF test. NOTE: Consists of the summation (in db) of the various fixed elements in the propagation path, plus the external attenuators. FIGURE Configuration for Calibration of Target Path Loss between a Reverberation Chamber and an Anechoic Chamber Procedure for Configuring Two Anechoic Chambers with the Target Attenuation. This procedure shall be carried out for the pair of anechoic chambers, antennas, and cables The chambers shall be configured as shown in Figure Two dual ridged horn antennas, as shown in Figure shall be inserted into the anechoic chambers on the same table tops where the RF PASS components shall be placed during the attenuation test. The gain of these antennas shall be obtained from the manufacturer s specifications or by use of a technique such as a three-antenna method One calibration antenna shall be connected to the signal generator, and the other to the spectrum analyzer through bulkhead adapters in the body of the test chambers. The cables connecting the antennas to the bulkhead adapters shall be of a length that limits power loss to less than 2 db The power loss in the cables connecting the signal generator and spectrum analyzer to the bulkheads of the chambers shall be determined through measurement The system path loss shall be measured between the two measurement references planes specified in Figure The power loss between the measurement reference planes shall be a positive quantity that is measured and recorded as measured path loss, 0 db. Measurements shall be collected over the frequency of operation of the RF PASS under test. The resolution bandwidth of the spectrum analyzer shall be less than or equal to 1 khz The calibrated path loss, 0 db shall be calculated as measured path loss, 0 db gain of calibration antennas, where gain of calibration antennas is the sum of the specified gain of each calibration antenna in decibels The external attenuator to achieve the total attenuation from table to table shall be calculated as total attenuation calibrated path loss, 0 db, where total attenuation is 100 db between two anechoic chambers. NOTE: Consists of the summation (in db) of the various fixed elements in the propagation path, plus the external attenuators. FIGURE Configuration for Calibration of Target Path Loss between Two Anechoic Chambers Procedure for Multi-Hop RF Test Alarm Signal Test. The test shall be conducted with the base station acting as the receiver and the RF PASS under test transmitting an alarm signal upon initiation of the alarm signal The total attenuation, including cables, connectors, free-space path loss, antenna loss, and external added attenuation between the two anechoic chambers shall correspond to 100 db. The total attenuation between the reverberation chamber and anechoic chamber shall correspond to 80 db The total attenuation, including cables, connectors, free-space path loss, antenna loss, and

178 174 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM external added attenuation, between the base station and the RF PASS under test shall correspond to 260 db using the calibration procedure specified in The reverberation chamber paddle shall be turned on and shall rotate at 3 ± 2 revolutions per minute A wireless link shall be established between the base station and the RF PASS under test before closing the chambers doors The chambers doors shall be closed for one minute before proceeding The RF PASS with the largest amount of attenuation between it and the base station shall be the device under test. The duration of time between the initiation of the alarm signal until the reception of the alarm signal shall be recorded. This test shall be repeated three times The alarm signal test shall be conducted twice for each of the three trials. (A) The RF PASS system shall be tested with the RF PASS perpendicular to the surface of the tabletop and the base station antenna parallel to the surface of the tabletop. (B) The RF PASS system shall be tested with the RF PASS parallel to the surface of the tabletop and the base station antenna parallel to the surface of the tabletop Evacuation Alarm Test. The test shall be conducted with the RF PASS under test acting as a receiver and the base station transmitting an evacuation alarm The total attenuation, including cables, connectors, free-space path loss, antenna loss, and external added attenuation between the two anechoic chambers shall correspond to 100 db. The total attenuation between the reverberation chamber and anechoic chamber shall correspond to 80 db The total attenuation, including cables, connectors, free-space path loss, antenna loss, and external added attenuation, between the base station and the RF PASS under test shall correspond to 260 db using the calibration procedure specified in The reverberation chamber paddle shall be turned on and shall rotate at 3 ± 2 revolutions per minute A wireless link shall be established between the base station and RF PASS under test before closing the chambers doors An alarm shall be sent from the base station without opening the anechoic doors, using any necessary additional software or method. The alarm shall be sent 1.5 minutes after activating the automated click software The RF PASS under test shall be kept in motion so that the motion-sensing device shall not trigger the alarm signal. A mechanism to move the RF PASS under test shall be permitted to be used. Any mechanism employed to move the RF PASS under test shall not disturb the field uniformity of the chamber more than 3 db as specified in The RF PASS with the highest total attenuation between it and the base station shall be the device under test. The duration of time between the initiation of the evacuation alarm and the reception of the alarm for the RF PASS under test shall be recorded The evacuation alarm test shall be conducted twice. (A) The RF PASS system shall be tested with the RF PASS perpendicular to the surface of the tabletop and the base station antenna parallel to the surface of the tabletop. (B) The RF PASS system shall be tested with the RF PASS parallel to the surface of the tabletop and the base station antenna parallel to the surface of the tabletop Report. The report shall be as specified in Interpretation Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen. A signal which is not received from either test within 30 seconds shall constitute failing performance One or more specimens failing this test shall constitute failing performance Additional Proposed Changes File Name Description Approved Figure_ jpg FIGURE Apparatus Used for Multi-Hop RF Test.

179 175 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Figure_ jpg Figure_ jpg Figure_ jpg FIGURE Configuration for Calibration of Target Path Loss between an Anechoic Chamber and a Reverberation Chamber. FIGURE Configuration for Calibration of Target Path Loss between a Reverberation Chamber and an Anechoic Chamber. FIGURE Configuration for Calibration of Target Path Loss between Two Anechoic Chambers. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input This text supports the introduction of new test methods for multi-hop operation. Currently, no standardized methods exist to test the operation of RF-based PASS systems that utilize repeaters. The rationale for developing the Multi-Hop test method is to fill this gap. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Affilliation: NFPA ESE Committee's Ad Hoc Committee on RF PASS Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Jan 06 13:37:11 EST 2016 Committee Statement Resolution: See FR 45.

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184 176 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 73-NFPA [ Section No ] The audio test mannequin shall have the sound level meter microphone mounted at the left ear, as shown in Figure Figure Audio Test Mannequin. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Changing PASS Pre Alarm and PASS Low Battery warning SPL measurements to be made in the same was as the PASS Alarm measurement (1 m spherical distance from the annunciator) would eliminate the need to show where the sound meter microphone should be positioned. Tests that involve placing the microphone around the ear are not repeatable or reproducible due to the acoustics of the room, where the mic is inserted into the ear, the position of the body of the person holding the meter, etc. Moving to the test we have specified for the PASS should prove to be more repeatable. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: MSA Safety Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 10:47:49 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-46-NFPA Statement: Changing PASS Pre Alarm and PASS Low Battery warning SPL measurements to be made in the same was as the PASS Alarm measurement (1 m spherical distance from the annunciator) would eliminate the need to show where the sound meter microphone should be positioned. Tests that involve placing the microphone around the ear are not repeatable or reproducible due to the acoustics of the room, where the mic is inserted into the ear, the position of the body of the person holding the meter, etc. Moving to the test we have specified for the PASS should prove to be more repeatable.

185 178 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 74-NFPA [ New Section after ] TITLE OF NEW CONTENT The sound level meter shall meet the requirements of ANSI S1.4 Type 1. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input There were no requirements for the sound meter used for the tests. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: PASS Alarm TG Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 10:53:55 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-47-NFPA Statement: There were no requirements for the sound meter used for the tests, so the TC is adding them in this paragraph.

186 179 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 75-NFPA [ Section No ] All sound pressure level measurements shall be made with the sound level meter ballistics set to the peak response setting. A weighing with a Fast response time. The max-hold function (if available) may be used to hold the maximum value observed by the meter for the specified period of time. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Revised measurement method for the PASS Alarm, PASS Pre Alarm and PASS low battery warning alarms. This method has proven to correlate with the subjective evaluation of the proposed 2018 PASS alarm. The sound pressure level is integrated over a short period of time rather than just an instantaneous peak. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: PASS Alarm TG Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 10:56:03 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-48-NFPA Statement: Revised measurement method for the PASS Alarm, PASS Pre-Alarm and PASS low battery warning alarms. This method has proven to correlate with the subjective evaluation of the proposed 2018 PASS alarm. The sound pressure level is integrated over a short period of time rather than just an instantaneous peak.

187 180 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 76-NFPA [ New Section after ] TITLE OF NEW CONTENT The specimen shall be mounted on the audio test mannequin in the preferred mounting position and orientation for optimal performance as specified by the manufacturer. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input There is no direction regarding how the PASS is to be supported/held/mounted for the PASS alarm SPL test. This proposal mounts the SCBA/PASS on the same mannequin used for the PASS Pre Alarm and PASS Low battery alarm tests. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: MSA Safety Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 11:06:43 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: See FR 49.

188 181 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 77-NFPA [ Section No ] The sound pressure level for the alarm signal shall be measured in a spherical radius at a distance of 3 m of 1 m 2.5 /-0 m 0 cm (9 3.9 ft + 3 ft /-0 ft) in from the specimen's annunciator. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Reducing the SPL measurement sphere from 3m to 1m should help to eliminate some of the variability in the measurements by making the distance from the PASS to the mic significantly smaller than the dimensions of the room. Constructive and destructive wave interference should also be lessened. The SPL targets for all the tests have been adjusted in other comments to take the reduced distance into account. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: MSA Safety Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 11:11:16 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-49-NFPA Statement: Reducing the SPL measurement sphere from 3m to 1m should help to eliminate some of the variability in the measurements by making the distance from the PASS to the mic significantly smaller than the dimensions of the room. Constructive and destructive wave interference should also be lessened. The SPL targets for all the tests have been adjusted in other comments to take the reduced distance into account.

189 182 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 78-NFPA [ Section No ] The sound pressure level for the alarm signal shall be measured for 60 minutes +5/-0 minutes. 1 minute ( /- 5 seconds), 59 minutes ( 1/-0 minutes) after the start of the test. Five measurements, each a minimum of 6 seconds, shall be taken in the 1 minute period. The maximum sound pressure value shall be recorded for each measurement. The lowest of the five measurements shall be discarded and the remaining four shall be the sound pressure values. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input We only care about SPL at the end of the test (the last minute) when the batteries are at their lowest point. It does not make sense (nor is it practical) to measure the SPL over the entire one hour period. The measurement method has been revised to be a series of measurements, taken in the last minute, according to the new method described in (comment #75). One of the measurements is discarded in case there is an error in taking the measurement. The process to deplete the batteries and then wait 59 minutes to take the readings is long and tedious. Throwing out one reading will prevent one reading taken in error from ruining the entire test. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: MSA Safety Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 11:16:03 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-50-NFPA Statement: We only care about SPL at the end of the test (the last minute) when the batteries are at their lowest point. It does not make sense (nor is it practical) to measure the SPL over the entire one hour period. The measurement method has been revised to be a series of measurements, taken in the last minute, according to the new method described in (comment #75). One of the measurements is discarded in case there is an error in taking the measurement. The process to deplete the batteries and then wait 59 minutes to take the readings is long and tedious. Throwing out one reading will prevent one reading taken in error from ruining the entire test.

190 183 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 79-NFPA [ Section No ] The alarm signal sound pressure level shall sound pressure values for the PASS alarm signal shall be recorded, evaluated, and reported for the entire duration to determine pass or fail performance. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Updating the wording to reflect the one minute measurement time as opposed to the "entire duration" that was suggested. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: MSA Safety Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 13:03:24 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-51-NFPA Statement: Updating the wording to reflect the one minute measurement time as opposed to the "entire duration" that was suggested.

191 184 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 80-NFPA [ Section No ] The sound pressure level for the pre-alarm signal shall be measured at the left ear of the mannequin in a spherical radius at a distance of 1m 2.5cm from the specimen't annunciator for the duration of the pre-alarm. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Changing the test method for the PASS Pre alarm to match the test method for the PASS full alarm. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: MSA Safety Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 13:07:30 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-52-NFPA Statement: Changing the test method for the PASS Pre alarm to match the test method for the PASS full alarm.

192 185 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 81-NFPA [ Section No ] The sound pressure level for the low power source warning signal shall be measured at the left ear of the mannequin for 60 minutes +5/-0 minutes. in a spherical radius at a distance of 1m 2.5cm from the specimen s annunciator for 1 minute ( /- 5 seconds), 59 minutes ( 1/-0 minutes) after the start of the test. Five measurements, each a minimum of 6 seconds, shall be taken in the 1 minute period. The maximum sound pressure value shall be recorded for each measurement. The lowest of the five measurements shall be discarded and the remaining four shall be the sound pressure values. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Modifying the test to measure the PASS Low battery warning alarm to use the same procedure as used for the PASS Alarm. This method is only measuring the SPL in the last minute of the 60 minute test (where the batteries will be at their lowest). The distance has also been reduced to 1m to help minimize test variability. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: MSA Safety Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 13:09:56 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-53-NFPA Statement: Modifying the test to measure the PASS Low battery warning alarm to use the same procedure as used for the PASS Alarm. This method is only measuring the SPL in the last minute of the 60 minute test (where the batteries will be at their lowest). The distance has also been reduced to 1m to help minimize test variability.

193 186 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 82-NFPA [ Section No ] The specimen shall remain motionless and be allowed to cycle from sensing mode to alarm mode. When the PASS cycles into the alarm mode, within 30 seconds the sound pressure level pressure value for the alarm signal shall be measured in a spherical radius at a distance of 3 m +1 of 1 m 2.5 /-0 m 0 cm (9.9 ft ft 1.1 /-0 ft) from the specimen s annunciator. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Changing the measurement method to be the same as that used for the other PASS alarm measurements (at 1m instead of 3m). This will help to reduce measurement variability. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: MSA Safety Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 13:17:09 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-54-NFPA Statement: Changing the measurement method to be the same as that used for the other PASS alarm measurements (at 1m instead of 3m). This will help to reduce measurement variability.

194 187 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 24-NFPA [ Section No ] A sampling digital oscilloscope connected to a microphone shall be used to measure the frequencies of the alarm signal. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Section refers to the alarm signal which is not covered in section Section indicates that this test applies to the pre-alarm signal. Measurement equipment for the pre-alarm signal is already specified previously. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: James Rose Organization: Safety Equipment Institute Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 16 22:48:14 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-55-NFPA Statement: Section refers to the alarm signal which is not covered in section 8.14, so it should be deleted. Section indicates that this test applies to the pre-alarm signal. Measurement equipment for the pre-alarm signal is already specified previously.

195 188 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 25-NFPA [ Section No ] The pre-alarm or alarm signal shall be activated, and the signal frequency shall be measured. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input A portion of section refers to the alarm signal which is not covered in section Section indicates that this test applies to the pre -alarm signal. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: James Rose Organization: Safety Equipment Institute Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 16 22:51:18 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-56-NFPA Statement: A portion of section refers to the alarm signal which is not covered in section Section indicates that this test applies to the pre -alarm signal.

196 189 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 26-NFPA [ Section No ] The alarm signal shall be recorded at a minimum of 5 mega-samples/second, verified that it meets the requirements of , and reported. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Section refers to the alarm signal which is not covered in section Section indicates that this test applies to the pre-alarm signal. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: James Rose Organization: Safety Equipment Institute Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 16 22:53:37 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-57-NFPA Statement: Section refers to the alarm signal which is not covered in section 8.14k so it should be deleted. Section indicates that this test applies to the pre-alarm signal.

197 190 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 27-NFPA [ Section No ] Pass or fail performance shall be determined for each specimen for both the pre-alarm and the alarm signals. signal, verified that it meets the requirements of , and reported. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input A portion of Section refers to the alarm signal, which is not covered in Section Section indicates that this test applies to the pre-alarm signal. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: James Rose Organization: Safety Equipment Institute Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 16 22:55:44 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-58-NFPA Statement: A portion of Section refers to the alarm signal, which is not covered in Section 8.14k so it should be deleted here. Section indicates that this test applies to the pre-alarm signal.

198 191 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 83-NFPA [ Section No ] All sound pressure level measurements shall be made with the sound level meter ballistics set to the peak response setting, and the A weighing with a Fast response time. The maximum hold function (if available) may be used to hold the maxim value observed by the meter for the specified period of time. The test subject shall don the following: (1) The protective ensemble specified in (2) The specimen PASS per the manufacturers instructions Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Changing the way that the PASS alarm is measured during the Signal Muffle Test to match the other PASS alarm signal tests. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: MSA Safety Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 13:21:12 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-59-NFPA Statement: Changing the way that the PASS alarm is measured during the Signal Muffle Test to match the other PASS alarm signal tests.

199 192 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 84-NFPA [ Section No ] The sound pressure level pressure value for the alarm signal shall be measured in a spherical radius at a distance of 3 m +1 of 1 m 0.33 /-0 m (9.9 ft ft 1.1 /-0 ft) in from the waist of the test subject. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Changing the measurement process to match that of the other PASS alarm tests. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: CRAIG GESTLER Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: MSA Safety Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Dec 23 13:30:02 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-60-NFPA Statement: Changing the measurement process to match that of the other PASS alarm tests.

200 193 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 85-NFPA [ Section No ] The point-to-point RF attenuation test shall be conducted as shown in Figure in the following two configurations: (1) With the base station acting as the receiver and the RF PASS transmitting an alarm signal (2) With the RF PASS acting as a receiver and the base station transmitting an evacuation alarm Figure Apparatus Used for Point-to-Point RF Attenuation Test. Two anechoic chambers provide shielding between the RF PASS and the base station. The chambers are linked by a known amount of attenuation, representing a specified path loss. Additional Proposed Changes File Name Figure_ jpg Description Approved Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Correction of "SCBU" to "SCBA" in Figure Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Tue Jan 05 11:01:15 EST 2016 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-61-NFPA Statement: Correction of "SCBU" to "SCBA" in Figure

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202 195 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 98-NFPA [ Section No ] For both configurations, the total attenuation (including cables, connectors, free-space path loss, antenna loss, and external added attenuation) between the base station and the RF PASS shall correspond to 100 db ± 3dB 3 db. The total attenuation shall be calculated using the methods described in Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Insert space between value and unit in 3 db. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Jan 06 15:41:26 EST 2016 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-62-NFPA Statement: Insert space between value and unit in 3 db.

203 196 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 47-NFPA [ Section No ] Overall usable interior height of an anechocic anechoic chamber shall be no less than 40 in. (102 cm) between the antenna and tabletop or 55 in. (140 cm) total. 1.0 m = 3 wavelengths at 900 MHz. These specifications shall not preclude the use of a larger anechoic chamber, including one large enough to contain operation personnel if the RF isolation conditions in and field uniformity conditions in are satisfied. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Typo. Should be anechoic. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Nov 05 17:58:46 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-63-NFPA Statement: Typo. Should be anechoic. Also correcting a reference.

204 197 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 48-NFPA [ Section No ] Overall usable interior height of an anechocic chamber shall be no less than 40 in. (102 cm) between the antenna and tabletop or 55 in. (140 cm) total. 1.0 m = 3 wavelengths at 900 MHz. These specifications shall not preclude the use of a larger anechoic chamber, including one large enough to contain operation personnel if the RF isolation conditions in and field uniformity conditions in are satisfied. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input In the last sentence field uniformity conditions in should read field uniformity conditions in ROC , Log #13 (p. 21) specifies the incorrect section number (it was originally ). Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Nov 05 18:00:18 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: See FR 63.

205 198 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 49-NFPA [ Section No ] Each chamber shall include an antenna mount. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Section is essentially repeated in Section Section should be deleted. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Nov 05 18:02:46 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-64-NFPA Statement: Section is essentially repeated in Section Section should be deleted.

206 199 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 50-NFPA [ Section No ] Each chamber shall include a nonconducting antenna mount that shall ensure the usable interior height specified in Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Incorrect section is specified should be Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Nov 05 18:04:50 EST 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-65-NFPA Statement: Incorrect section is specified should be

207 200 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 97-NFPA [ Section No ] Procedure for Field Uniformity Calibration Each anechoic chamber shall be calibrated individually, using the same antenna and interior coaxial cables that shall be used in during the RF PASS test. The configuration shall be as shown in Figure Figure Configuration for Testing the Electric Field Uniformity Using a Signal Generator and a Three-Axis Electric Field Probe The antenna used for the point-to-point attenuation RF PASS test shall be mounted to the antenna mount specified in A coaxial cable shall connect the antenna to the interior bulkhead adapter of the chamber A coaxial cable shall connect the exterior side of the bulkhead adapter of the chamber to a signal generator. The signal generator shall be set to the frequency of operation of the RF PASS. The power level setting shall provide a reading on the field probe The field probe shall be connected to its receiver through a chamber bulkhead.

208 The total electric field shall be sequentially measured and recorded at the points specified in Figure Figure The Measurement Pattern for Checking the Electric Field Uniformity on the Table Surface * Contour lines of equal power levels, determined from the measured electric field results, E x, E y, and E z, shall be plotted. These power levels shall be plotted The power level at each of the 25 points shall be calculated relative to the minimum total power measured at one of the points. The minimum total power, P, shall be determined by calculating the total power at each of the measurement points, and then selecting the minimum value of those calculations as follows: where: i = 1, 2, (the measured points), k = x, y, z, or total, and The variation in the total power over the center 30 cm 30 cm portion of the surface shall not exceed 3 db of variation in the received signal strength over the center 30 cm 30 cm of the surface 75% of the measured points in shall not exceed the minimum measured total power results by more than 3 db. Additional Proposed Changes File Name Description Approved Figure_ jpg Figure_ jpg FIGURE Configuration for Testing the Electric Field Uniformity Using a Signal Generator and a Three-Axis Electric Field Probe. FIGURE The Measurement Pattern for Checking The Electric Field Uniformity on the Table Surface. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input This text supports the introduction of new test methods for multi-hop operation. Updating the field uniformity test in the Point-to-Point Attenuation Test as proposed will allow the same field uniformity test to be used for the existing test methods and for the new Multi-Hop Test. This will save time for the test labs without increasing uncertainty. Currently, no standardized methods exist to test the operation of RF-based PASS systems that utilize repeaters. 201 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM

209 202 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM The rationale for developing the Multi-Hop test method is to fill this gap. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Affilliation: NFPA ESE Committee's Ad Hoc Committee on RF PASS Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Wed Jan 06 14:48:49 EST 2016 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-66-NFPA Statement: This revised text supports the introduction of new test methods for multi-hop operation. Updating the field uniformity test in the Point-to-Point Attenuation Test as proposed will allow the same field uniformity test to be used for the existing test methods and for the new Multi-Hop Test. This will save time for the test labs without increasing uncertainty. Currently, no standardized methods exist to test the operation of RF-based PASS systems that utilize repeaters. The rationale for developing the Multi-Hop test method is to fill this gap.

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212 203 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 4-NFPA [ Section No ] The RF PASS shall be tested in conjunction with the model of base station with which it is intended to be deployed. If a portable computer is utilized in the base station, radio system tests shall be conducted using the manufacturer's supplied portable computer. The portable computer, if used, The radiating element of the base station (i.e., the antenna) shall be placed into the test chamber with. If the base station is placed outside the test chamber, a coaxial cable shall connect the antenna to the base station through either a bulkhead connector or through the bulkhead pass-through. If the base station is place inside the test chamber, the base station shall connect to the host computer using a data cable via the bulhead pass-through. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Conducting these tests as currently written is difficult. Testing with the PC outside of the chamber should be permissible because the isolation requirements for both the chambers and the interconnection coaxial cables are >100dB, which is the same number for the link budget tests. In addition, the base station (and associated computer) are assumed to pass FCC regulations, which implies that any high-power emission is limited to the radiating element (i.e., the antenna),of the base station. Therefore, any signal emanating from the base station has already been attenuated to FCC Part 15 levels, far below the 1W allowed at the antenna. Also, these FCC tests were conducted with the appropriate cables connected to the base station, which ensures that the long range radio signal is not received by any peripheral cables and re-radiated into the environment. Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Craig Gestler Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: MSA Safety Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 02 15:02:38 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-67-NFPA Statement: Conducting these tests as currently written is difficult. Testing with the PC outside of the chamber should be permissible because the isolation requirements for both the chambers and the interconnection coaxial cables are >100dB, which is the same number for the link budget tests. In addition, the base station (and associated computer) are assumed to pass FCC regulations, which implies that any high-power emission is limited to the radiating element (i.e., the antenna),of the base station. Therefore, any signal emanating from the base station has already been attenuated to FCC Part 15 levels, far below the 1W allowed at the antenna. Also, these FCC tests were conducted with the appropriate cables connected to the base station, which ensures that the long range radio signal is not received by any peripheral cables and re-radiated into the environment.

213 204 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 7-NFPA [ Section No ] Upon closing the second door, the duration until the loss-of-signal alarm sounds from each of the RF PASS and the base station shall be noted. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Firefighters advised that having an audible alarm for out of range would be a distraction from the other "more urgent" alarms, and hence requested to change the working to indicate a visual alarm only for out of range. There was discussion about an optional audible out of range alarm that could be muted, but that was also struck as indicated by log #20 ( Log #20 FAE-ELS) The log was accepted in principal and implemented for and (the audible requirement was removed). The reference to the audible alarm should have also been removed from the definition in (another comment) and (but is was not removed) (another comment) Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Craig Gestler Organization: MSA Safety Affilliation: MSA Safety Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Thu Jul 02 15:43:07 EDT 2015 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-68-NFPA Statement: Firefighters advised that having an audible alarm for out of range would be a distraction from the other "more urgent" alarms, and hence requested to change the working to indicate a visual alarm only for out of range. There was discussion about an optional audible out of range alarm that could be muted, but that was also struck as indicated by log #20 ( Log #20 FAE-ELS) The log was accepted in principal and implemented for and (the audible requirement was removed). The TC intended for this reference to the audible alarm be removed from the definition in (another comment) and

214 205 of 218 5/20/ :24 PM Public Input No. 86-NFPA [ Section No ] The RF interference test shall be conducted with apparatus that meets the guidelines in through , as illustrated in Figure Figure Apparatus Used for RF Interference Test. Two anechoic chambers provide shielding between the RF PASS and the base station. The chambers are linked by a known amount of attenuation, representing a specified path loss. An interfering RF signal is introduced into the test chambers by use of a power combiner. Additional Proposed Changes File Name Figure_ jpg Description Approved Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Public Input Correction of "SCBU" to "SCBA". Submitter Information Verification Submitter Full Name: Kate Remley Organization: National Institute of Standards and Technology Street Address: City: State: Zip: Submittal Date: Tue Jan 05 11:07:35 EST 2016 Committee Statement Resolution: FR-69-NFPA Statement: Correction of "SCBU" to "SCBA".

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