Physiological responses to fire fighting activities

  title={Physiological responses to fire fighting activities},
  author={Tiit T. Romet and John Frim},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology},
Eight professional fire fighters participated in six fire fighting scenarios at a training facility. Data on heart rate (HR), rectal temperature (Tre), and skin temperatures at the chest and thigh were collected using a portable data acquisition system. Average HR ranged from 122 to 151 beats · min−1 during the six scenarios. Detailed analyses indicated that HR and Tre increases are related to both the physical and environmental stresses of the various activities carried out. The most demanding… CONTINUE READING