Accession Number : ADA308697

Title :   Core-Control (Trademark) Cooling System Worn Under Firefighting Ensemble Increases Heat Exposure Stay Time.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Hagan, R. D. ; Huey, K. A. ; Jacobs, K. A. ; Bennett, B. L. ; Hodgdon, J. A.

PDF Url : ADA308697

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Shipboard firefighting can produce rapid and large increases in heart rate (HR) and body temperatures (Bennett et al., 1993a). The extremely high air temperatures and presence of steam indicates the need to identify and investigate different countermeasures to heat strain for use by damage control personnel during training and actuai shipboard operations. In previous studies, Bennett et al. (1993b), Hagan et al. (1994) and Ramirez et al. (1995) repofled that torso cool vests reduced heat strain in males wearing the U.S. Navy single-piece firefighting ensemble (FFE) and exercising in warm/humid and hot/humid environments. However, the heat-strain reduction capacity provided by torso cool vests is limited.

Descriptors :   *SHIPBOARD, *FIRE FIGHTING, *SHIP FIRES, *FIRE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, HIGH TEMPERATURE, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, HEAT EXCHANGERS, COOLING, COOLING AND VENTILATING EQUIPMENT, TEMPERATURE CONTROL, HUMAN BODY, MALES, STEAM, HEART RATE, DAMAGE CONTROL, HEAT STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), BODY TEMPERATURE, VESTS.

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE