|Document ID (ISN)||108001|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0034-8732 - Prevención
|Convention or series no.
||Villa Vicente J.G., López Satué J., Ávila Ordás M.C., Rodríguez Marroyo J., Pernía Cubillo R., García López J., Moreno Romeo S., Marqués Millán R., Mendonça P.R.
||Heart rate monitoring during forest firefighting work, for the purpose of preventing occupational hazards
||Monitorización de la frecuencia cardíaca en las labores de extinción de incendios forestales, para la prevención de riesgos laborales [in Spanish]|
||July-Sep. 2007, No.181, p.6-26. Illus. 41 ref.
||This study discusses heart rate monitoring as a means of assessing the physical and heat stress among forestry firefighting personnel. It involved 200 forestry firefighters of a region of Spain, who were tested on a treadmill while their and their heart rate and oxygen consumption were measured. A second phase of the study involved the heart rate monitoring during actual firefighting operations for fires of various intensity levels. Based on the findings and on the data concerning the intensity and the time required to extinguish 79 fires that occurred in Spain during 2006, it is concluded that firefighting is a highly energy consuming activity requiring a high level of physical fitness.
||fire fighting; pulse rate; forest fires; Spain
||physical workload; exercise tests; heat load; physical fitness
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Industries and occupations