Standard on Two-Way, Portable RF Voice Communications Devices for Use by Emergency Services Personnel in the Hazard Zone
|Publication Date:||1 January 2021|
This standard shall identify the operating environment parameters, as well as the minimum requirements for the design, performance, testing, and certification of portable RF voice communications devices (RF devices) and remote speaker microphones (RSMs) for use by emergency services personnel (ESP) within the hazard zone during emergency incident operations without compromising compatibility with field emergency services communications networks.
This standard shall specify requirements for RF devices and RSMs used by ESP in the hazard zone as the primary voice communications link.
RF devices and RSMs shall be permitted to be certified individually or as a combination of an RF device and an RSM.
Certified RF devices and RSMs shall remain certified when connected to any other RSMs certified to this standard.
Except where referenced by this standard, requirements of other standards shall not apply.
Any accessories or enhancements built into, attached to, or sold with an RF device or RSM shall be tested with those accessories and enhancements installed or attached to the RF device or RSM, as specified in Table 4.3.9, to ensure the performance and functions of the RF device or RSM.
This standard shall not be construed as addressing all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with the use of this standard by testing facilities.
It shall be the responsibility of the persons and organizations that use this standard to establish safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use of this standard for designing, manufacturing, and testing.
Nothing herein shall restrict any jurisdiction or manufacturer from exceeding these minimum requirements.