Radio Frequency Energy Emission Survey of FCPS Facilities

Summary

In response to a directive from the School Board, staff in the Office of Safety and Security acquired sophisticated equipment designed to measure levels of radio frequency (RF) energy emissions.  This equipment was used to conduct tests at school sites both with and without monopoles. The purpose of the testing was to determine if RF energy levels were below the standards adopted by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC).

To date, approximately 349 sample locations, FCPS sites with and without monopoles,  have been surveyed.  For FCPS site with monopoles, the results indicate that the average maximum power density levels in exterior spaces for cell phone transmit/receive frequencies are approximately 121,793 times lower than the FCC standard.  For FCPS sites without monopoles, the results indicate that  the average maximum power density levels in interior spaces for cell phone transmit/receive frequencies measure over 1,277,102 times lower than the FCC standard.

It is clear that FCPS facilities are in compliance with the standards adopted by the FCC in consultation with leading experts in the field of non-ionizing radiation.

Detailed information on the facilities surveyed, materials used, design and procedures employed, data collected, and resources reviewed are provided on this website.  We encourage you to review all of the information using the links listed below.


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Last Updated

July 23, 2015