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Firefighter Thermal Exposure Workshop: Protective Clothing, Tactics, and Fire Service PPE Training Procedures. Proceedings. National Institute of Standards and Technology. June 25-26, 1996.


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Lawson, J. R.; Jason, N. H.

NIST SP 911; February 1997.

Firefighter Thermal Exposure Workshop: Protective Clothing, Tactics, and Fire Service PPE Training Procedures. Proceedings. National Institute of Standards and Technology. June 25-26, 1996, Gaithersburg, MD, Lawson, J. R.; Jason, N. H., Editor(s)(s), 45 pp, 1997.

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National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161.
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Order number: PB97-153712

Keywords:

fire fighters; protective clothing; burns (injuries); fire departments; heat release rate; temperature effects; training; conferences

Abstract:

**EACH PAPER IS TREATED LIKE A SEPARATE DOCUMENT AND MAY BE VIEWED AND/OR DOWNLOADED THAT WAY** This workshop was held to identify fire service and protective clothing industry concerns associated with protecting firefighters from thermal exposures and to facilitate the exchange of ideas. Needs identified and prioritized by the participants will assist in selecting research activities necessary to improve methods for protecting firefighters from hazardous thermal environments. It is hoped that this workshop will provide a catalyst for continued cooperative efforts among the fire service, industry, the Federal Government and other interested parties to improve firefighter safety. About 6000 firefighters receive serious burn injuries each year. This yearly burn injury rate has not changed significantly for the last two decades even though substantial improvements have been made in firefighters' protective clothing and equipment. It is also recognized that fire growth rates have changed during this same time period.

Selected Papers

Fire Services Needs.
Owen, K. H. Views of Volunteer Firefighters.
Stittleburg, P. C. Voices From the Field.
Soros, C. C. Industry Views on Thermal Protective Clothing.
Grilliot, M. NFPA Standards on Structural Fire Engineering Protective Clothing.
Teele, B. W. Protective Clothing and Equipment: A System Concept.
McCarthy, R. Thermal Environments of Structural Fire Fighting.
Lawson, J. R. Firefighter Protective Clothing.
Braun, E.