Accession Number:

ADA109613

Title:

Fire Fighter Trainer Environmental Considerations. Phase II.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOOZ-ALLEN AND HAMILTON INC BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

190.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results of the second phase of a two-phase effort to evaluate the environmental, health, and safety aspects of the U.S. Navys Advanced Fire Fighter Trainer AFFT. Naval fire fighter training is currently conducted at shore-based facilities by burning fossil fuels with the associated adverse environmrntal impacts. In an effort to upgrade their training techniques, the Naval Eduaction and Training Command, through the Naval Training Equipment Center NTEC, is conducting a program to provide more effective fire fighter trainig through the development of the AFFT. The AFFT simulates Class A, B, C, and D fires under different but controlled conditions in a training environment resembling shipboard conditions. The AFFT must provide simulated fire conditions and be able to measure fire-fighting reaction, as well as be operationally acceptable in terms of 1 environmental considerations such as air emissions, wastewater effluents and solid waste disposal in order to comply with Navy, Federal, state, and local requirements and 2 health and safety considerations that include the effects of combustion products emissions on the life sustaining capabilitites of the AFFT atmosphere, possible toxicity of all products used and produced during AFFT operation, and use of a modified oxygen-breathing apparatus OBA.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Safety Engineering
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE