PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO FIRE FIGHTING ACTIVITIES

Authors
  1. Romet, T.T.
  2. Frim, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Eight professional fire fighters participated in six fire fighting scenarios at a training facility. Data on heart rate (HR), rectal temperature (T sub re), and skin temperatures at the chest and thigh were collected using a portable data acquisition system. Average HR ranged from 122 to 151 beats.min 1(-) during the six scenarios. Detailed analyses indicated that HR and T sub re increases are related to both the physical and environmental stresses of the various activities carried out. The most demanding activity, that of building search and victim rescue, resulted in an average HR of 153 beats-min 1(-) and T sub re rise of 1.3C.
Report Number
DCIEM-87-P-22 — Research Paper; Reprint
Date of publication
01 Jan 1987
Number of Pages
6
Reprinted from
European J of Applied Physiology, no 56, 1987, p 633-638
DSTKIM No
88-00244
CANDIS No
53487
Format(s):
Microfiche filmed at DSIS;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Hardcopy

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