posted on Feb, 4 2007 @ 09:56 PM
I didnt know where else to put this. I just found out on MSNBC that the PASS device (Personal Alert Safety System, this device sounds an alarm if a
firefighter is still for 30 seconds or can be activated manualy, you heard 343 going off on TV during 9/11) may fail if it gets wet or too hot!!!!
No one told my officers?!? No one told us to not rely on it! I am so mad, these manufacturers have known for YEARS that they fail if gotten wet of get
WTF do they think we do! Sorry for all the exclamation points but It NEVER even crossed my mind it may not go off due to water, we get soaking wet
during a struture fire. Soaked! The mfg's kept quiet so they wouldnt lose money on a recall. You the tax payer pays a huge premium for our fire gear
because it needs to be the BEST. I am so mad! In the accedamy you are taught that the first thing you do when disorionted or trapped is to activate
your PASS device, we dont usually carry radios inside! Its our way of saying hey I am in trouble I need my brothers and sisters help.
[edit on 4-2-2007 by LoneGunMan]