Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/35669
Title: Impact of fabric moisture transfer properties on physiological heat strain of firefighters during simulated rescue training
Authors: Cheng, CM
Li, Y 
Guo, YP
Jiao, J
Sun, S
Han, X
Huang, SH
Keywords: Moisture transfer properties
Physiological
Firefighter
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Textile Bioengineering & Informatics Society Ltd
Source: Textile bioengineering and informatics symposium proceedings, 2014, vols 1 and 2, 2014, p. 1008-1021 How to cite?
Abstract: The study was aimed at investigating the thermo physiological responses and the change of heat strain when wearing two different designs of uniform with specific fabric properties and PPE (Personal protection equipment) in rescue operation of firefighters. Method: 10 healthy male firefighters performed the training according to the guideline and procedure of formal training in Fire Services Department to simulate the actual rescue condition. In order to investigate the actual situation of the rescue operation, simulated high temperature and humid condition were controlled by the chamber. The existing PPE and two sets of uniforms, Set 1 and Set 2 were used in the study. Measurement: Core temperature, heart rate, micro-climate temperature and humidity, and mean skin temperature were collected in each study. PSI values was calculated using the formula developed by Moran. Result: The Core temperature, heart rate, skin temperature and micro-climate condition were increased significantly during the training sessions compared to the resting sessions. PSI values result in moderate to high levels of heat stain during the simulated firefighting activity.
Description: 7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium (TBIS 2014) / 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference (APCC 2014), Hong Kong, Peoples R China, 6-8 August 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/35669
ISSN: 1942-3438
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