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Document ID (ISN)62282
CIS number 94-1077
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lusa S., Louhevaara V., Smolander J., Kivimńki M., Korhonen O.
Title Physiological responses of firefighting students during simulated smoke-diving in the heat
Bibliographic information May 1993, Vol.54, No.5, p.228-231. 19 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; heavy work; penetration into smoke; hot workplaces; physical workload
Descriptors (secondary) muscular work; personal protective equipment; work capacity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Fires