|Document ID (ISN)||62282|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Lusa S., Louhevaara V., Smolander J., Kivimńki M., Korhonen O.
||Physiological responses of firefighting students during simulated smoke-diving in the heat
||May 1993, Vol.54, No.5, p.228-231. 19 ref.
||While wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus and fire-protective clothing, 35 healthy firefighting students aged 19-27 years performed smoke-diving (entry into a smoke-filled room) during a simulated shipboard fire. Neither ability to tolerate stress (as determined by the instructors) nor previous experience in smoke-diving tasks seemed to influence the heart rate or estimated oxygen consumption during the experiment. Smoke-diving was physically very demanding even for young and fit subjects, showing the importance of regular evaluation of the health and physical fitness of every firefighter who has to carry out smoke-diving tasks.
||fire fighting; heavy work; penetration into smoke; hot workplaces; physical workload
||muscular work; personal protective equipment; work capacity
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Heating, ventilation and climate
|Broad subject area(s)
||Heat and cold