, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 280-291

Physiological aspects of fire fighting

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The conditions and requirements of the fire fighter and the unusual demands of fire fighting activities have received increased attention since the early 1970s. Other industries usually design physical performance requirements around the capabilities of the worker, but the fire fighter must respond to the constraints and requirements of the emergency. Recent research and its relationship to a fire fighter's physical profile are described and discussed.

Reference: Paul O. Davis and Charles O. Dotson, “Physiological Aspects of Fire Fighting,”Fire Technology, Vol. 23, No. 3, November 1987, p. 280–291.
Note: This paper is from a paper presented at the III Coloquio Internacional Sobre Equipos de Proteccion Personal, in Mallorca, Spain.