In a fire emergency, professionals need portable radios to communicate effectively; however, the equipment can face damage and inoperability when exposed to heat from the fire. NFPA 1802, Standard on Two-Way, Portable RF Voice Communications Devices for Use by Emergency Services Personnel in the Hazard Zone, is a new standard that addresses the performance, testing, and certification of two-way, portable land mobile radios (LMR) for use by emergency services personnel (ESP).
NFPA 1802 establishes requirements for portable communications equipment used in the hazard zone.
This new standard identifies the following:
The loss of communication during a fire emergency can be fatal for firefighters, paramedics, emergency services personnel, and the public. Professionals can utilize NFPA 1802 to ensure fire safety and the functionality of RF devices and RSMs in harsh firefighting environments.