This report provides a summary of the findings from the operational test and evaluation (OT&E) of the FireGround Compass, a life safety technology for firefighters sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) TechSolutions program. This operational test and evaluation performance report is designed to provide a summary of the events that took place during the testing activities, which began on June 23, 2008 when TechSolutions received the FireGround Compass test units and performed the initial inspection and calibration. This report also includes a summary of a heat resistance retest conducted on November 13, 2008, per a request from the TechSolutions Program Director.
TechSolutions attempted an earlier operational test and evaluation of the FireGround Compass in April 2008. This effort was halted following the product demonstration and training portion of the test. Details regarding that initial test can be found in Appendix A: Preliminary Test Report – Halcyon FireGround Compass.