Accession Number:

ADA179087

Title:

Physical Fitness Status of USAF Firefighters

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1983-Jun 1984

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1986-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

A project was initiated to determine the metabolic costs of performing selected USAF firefighting activities to 1 collect data representative of the workloads imposed on USAF firefighters, and 2 develop valid laboratory protocols to simulate the physical stresses of firefighting activities. These protocols could then be used to evaluate firefighter protective equipment, e.g., self-contained breathing apparatus and the entire firefighter protective ensemble, under simulated field conditions. Keywords Aerobic capacity Cycle ergometer Cardiotachometer Body fat Stress Protective clothing.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE