Accession Number:

ADA244498

Title:

Field Study Evaluation of an Experimental Physical Fitness Program for USAF Firefighters

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 10 Jun 1985-20 Sep 1986

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1991-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Under emergency conditions, firefighting demands extraordinary levels of physical effort in performing tasks under some of the most life threatening conditions. Success in performing these tasks depends on the firefighters physical fitness, particularly hisher cardiovascular endurance. Studies have shown that firefighters, both in the civilian and military sectors, are generally less fit than their age related sedentary American counterparts. this report describes a field study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an experimental physical conditioning program that could be prescribed on an individual basis. Special emphasis was placed on a conservative program for older, less fit firefighters who would be most susceptible to exercise-related injury.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE