STP1386

    Effect of Measured Heat Loss through Turnout Materials on Firefighter Comfort and Heat Stress. Part II: Performance in a Warm Environment

    Published: Jan 2000


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    Abstract

    This research studied the relationship between heat transfer measured using a guarded sweating hot plate test method and the actual comfort and heat stress performance of firefighter turnout clothing. Part 2 in this series discusses the results of a study that examines correlations between turnout material breathability and heat stress performance in a warm environment.

    Keywords:

    Heat stress, comfort, guarded sweating hot plate, breathable moisture barriers, firefighter protective clothing


    Author Information:

    Myhre, L
    Research Physiologist, Alamo Physiological Research Institute, San Antonio, TX

    Barker, R
    Professor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

    Scruggs, B
    Research associate, adjunct associate professor, graduate research assistant, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

    Shalev, I
    Research associate, adjunct associate professor, graduate research assistant, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

    Prahsarn, C
    Research associate, adjunct associate professor, graduate research assistant, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

    Miszko, T
    Research Assistant, Alamo Physiological Research Institute,


    Paper ID: STP14468S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F23.80

    DOI: 10.1520/STP14468S


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