Accession Number : AD0438209


Title :   A SURVEY OF HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING PROBLEMS IN FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT,


Corporate Author : SERENDIPITY ASSOCIATES LOS ANGELES CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Price,Harold E ; Crain,Carleton L ; Siciliani,Frank A


Report Date : Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 1


Abstract : A survey of human factors engineering problems in firefighting equipment is presented with discussions and photographs of specific problem areas. Methods utilized to gather and evaluate the data are discussed. A general discussion of eight problem areas is presented and specific problems within each problem area are identified, and discussed. Suggested solutions or approaches to solutions are presented for some of the specific problems. Problem areas which may not be human factors engineering problems. but are closely related are also presented. The related problem areas include (1) systems integration, (2) detection and reporting of fires, and (3) communications. The basic conclusion of the study is that human factors engineering problems do exist in fire fighting equipment and that human factors engineering is not given formal recognition in the design and procurement of firefighting equipment. Recommendations are given with respect to (1) potential modification of existing equipment and (2) desirable human factors engineering studies. (Author)


Descriptors :   *FIRE FIGHTING VEHICLES , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , FIRE CONTROL COMPUTERS , FIRE PUMPS , HOSES , FITTINGS , BREATHING APPARATUS , DETECTION , VISION , ANTHROPOMETRY , TRAINING , CODING , LEADERSHIP , OPERATION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE