JOURNAL BROWSE
Search
Advanced SearchSearch Tips
Development of Firefighting Performance Test Drills while Wearing Personal Protective Equipment
facebook(new window)  Pirnt(new window) E-mail(new window) Excel Download
  • Journal title : Fire Science and Engineering
  • Volume 30, Issue 1,  2016, pp.138-148
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Fire Science and Engineering
  • DOI : 10.7731/KIFSE.2016.30.1.138
 Title & Authors
Development of Firefighting Performance Test Drills while Wearing Personal Protective Equipment
Kim, Siyeon; Lee, Joo-Young;
  PDF(new window)
 Abstract
A firefighting simulation was developed in order to assess the physical work capacity of firefighters. The simulation consisted of eight common firefighting tasks, including walking with radiant heat for 3 min while wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE). Nine professional firefighters performed the test a total of three times with a 5 min rest interval between each session. The entire series of tests took approximately 30 min to complete (). Rectal temperatures were found to increase from to , while heart rates were found to increase from to during testing. Time to completion of the test drills and non-modified physical fitness values showed a significantly negative correlation (r
 Keywords
Simulated firefighting work;Physiological heat strain;Fitness standard;Firefighting performance test;Personal protective equipment;
 Language
Korean
 Cited by
1.
소방용 보호장구 착용 시 작업시간이 신체에 미치는 영향,유동훈;최현기;이봉섭;방창훈;

한국방재학회 논문집, 2016. vol.16. 3, pp.189-193 crossref(new window)
 References
1.
K. S. Kim, "Health Hazards in Firefighters", Hanyang Medical Reviews, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 296-304 (2010). crossref(new window)

2.
A. Coca, W. J. Williams, R. J. Roberge and J. B. Powell, "Effects of Fire Fighter Protective Ensembles on Mobility and Performance", Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 41, pp. 636-641 (2010). crossref(new window)

3.
D. Barr, W. Gregson and T. Reilly, "The Thermal Ergonomics of Firefighting Reviewed", Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 41, pp. 161-172 (2010). crossref(new window)

4.
P. O. Davis, C. O. Dotson and D. L. S. Maria, "Relationship between Simulated Fire Fighting Tasks and Physical Performance Measures", Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 55-71 (1982).

5.
V. Louhevaara, J. Smolander, T. Tuomi, O. Korhonen and J. Jakkola, "Effects of an SCBA on Breathing Pattern, Gas Exchange and Heart Rate during Exercise", Journal of Occupational Medicine, Vol. 27, pp. 213-216 (1985).

6.
K. L. Elsner and F. W. Kolkhorst, "Metabolic Demands of Simulated Firefighting Tasks", Ergonomics, Vol. 51, No. 9, pp. 1418-1425 (2008). crossref(new window)

7.
N. Gledhill and V. K. Jamnik, "Development and Validation of a Fitness Screening Protocol for Firefighter Applicants", Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 199-206 (1992).

8.
J. Y. Lee, S. Kim, Y. J. Jang, Y. J. Baek and J. Park, "Component Contribution of Personal Protective Equipment to the Alleviation of Physiological Strain in Firefighters during Work and Recovery", Ergonomics, Vol. 57, No. 7, pp. 1068-1077 (2014). crossref(new window)

9.
I. Bakri, J. Y. Lee, K. Nakao, H. Wakabayashi and Y. Tochihara, "Effects of Firefighters' Self-contained Breathing Apparatus' Weight and its Harness Design on the Physiological and Subjective Responses", Ergonomics, Vol. 55, No. 7, pp. 782-792 (2012). crossref(new window)

10.
K. S. Malley, A. M. Goldstein, T. K. Aldrich, K. J. Kelly, M. Weiden, N. Coplan, M. L. Karwa and D. J. Prezant, "Effects of Fire Fighting Uniform (Modern, Modified Modern, and Traditional) Design Changes on Exercise Duration in New York City Firefighters", Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Vol. 41, No. 12, pp. 1104-1115 (1999). crossref(new window)

11.
I. Holmer, K. Kuklane and C. Gao, "Test of Firefighter's Turnout Gear in Hot and Humid Air Exposure", International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 297-305 (2006). crossref(new window)

12.
B. Skoldstrom, "Physiological Responses of Fire Fighters to Workload and Thermal Stress", Ergonomics, Vol. 30, pp. 1389-1397 (1987).

13.
L. Boyd, T. Rogers, D. Docherty and S. Petersen, "Variability in Performance on a Work Simulation Test of Physical Fitness for Firefighters", Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Vol. 40, pp. 364-370 (2014).

14.
J. M. Deakin, J. T. Smith, J. M. Stevenson, L. A. Wolfe and S. W. Lee, "Development of a Bona Fide Physical Maintenance Standard for CF and DND Fire Fighters", Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency (1996).

15.
D. L. Smith and S. J. Petruzzello, "Selected Physiological and Psychological Responses to Live-fire Drills in Different Configurations of Firefighting Gear", Ergonomics, Vol. 41, No. 8, pp. 1141-1154 (1998). crossref(new window)

16.
G. P. Horn, R. M. Kesler, R. W. Motl, E. R. Hsiao-Wecksler, R. E. Klaren, I. Ensari, M. N. Petrucci, B. Fernhall, et al., "Physiological Responses to Simulated Firefighter Exercise Protocols in Varying Environments", Ergonomics, Vol. 58, No. 6, pp. 1012-1021 (2015). crossref(new window)

17.
B. G. Ko, "The Relationship between Firefigthing Performance and Physical Fitness", Korean Journal of Sport Science, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 66-74 (2006).

18.
E. T. Howley, D. R. Bassett and H. G. Welch, "Criteria for Maximal Oxygen Uptake: Review and Commentary", Official Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 9, pp. 1292-1301 (1995).

19.
J. Y. Lee, I. Bakri, J. H. Kim, S. Y. Son and Y. Tochihara, "The Impact of Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment and Treadmill Protocol on Maximal Oxygen Uptake", Journal of Occupational Environment and Hygiene, Vol. 10, No. 7, pp. 397-407 (2013). crossref(new window)

20.
J. D. Hardy and E. F. Dubois, "The Technic of Measuring Radiation and Convection", Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 15, pp. 461-475 (1938). crossref(new window)

21.
D. S. Moran, A. Shitzer and K. B. Pandolf, "A Physiological Strain Index to Evaluate Heat Stress", American Journal of Physiology, Vol. 275, pp. R129-R134 (1998).

22.
P. Tikuisis, T. M. McLellan and G. Selkirk, "Perceptual versus Physiological Heat Strain during Exercise-heat Stress", Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Vol. 34, pp. 1454-1461 (2002). crossref(new window)

23.
M. S. Sothman, K. W. Saupe, D. Jasenof, J. Blaney, S. D. Fuhrman and T. Woulfe, "Advancing Age and the Cardiorespiratory Stress a Minimum Standard for aerobic Fitness", Human Performance, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 217-236 (1990). crossref(new window)

24.
S. J. Barker, "Cardiorespiratory and Thermoregulatory Response of Working in Fire-fighting Protective Clothing in a Temperature Environment", Ergonomics, Vol. 43, No. 9, pp. 1350-1358 (2000). crossref(new window)

25.
G. P. Horn, S. Blevins, B. Fernhall and D. L. Smith, "Core Temperature and Heart Rate Response to Repeated Bouts of Firefighting Activities", Ergonomics, Vol. 56, No. 9, pp. 1465-1473 (2013). crossref(new window)

26.
V. Louhevaara, J. Smolander, O. Korhonen and T. Tuomi, "Maximal Working Times with a Self-contained Breathing Apparatus", Ergonomics, Vol. 29, pp. 77-85 (1986). crossref(new window)

27.
G. P. Kenny, L. E. Dorman, P. Webb, M. B. Ducharme, D. Gagnon, F. D. Reardon, S. G. Hardcastle and O. Jay, "Heat Balance and Cumulative Heat Storage during Intermittent Bouts of Exercise", Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 588-596 (2009).