There is much discussion on this and other training sites related to Firefighter deaths and injuries. This report brings new and important information to the discussion based on research conducted by the IFSI.
This report of the “Cardiovascular and Biomechanical Responses to Fire Fighting and PPE” research project provides a review of the known research and new and important findings concerning the interrelationship of cardiovascular function, biomechanics and the design of personal protective equipment. This research will only be of value to the fire service if it is read and the science it documents is translated into department and firefighter action.
Please use the attached link to download and read the report.