Fire Service Instructor’s undergarment choice can minimise physiological and perceptual strain

Emily Watkins, Alan Richardson

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Abstract

The South East Regional Fire Service requested an inves- tigation into the effect of different undergarments worn by fire service instructors, to help improve thermoregulation and reduce the strain experienced. Literature suggests that wearing shorts and t-shirt may reduce heat strain, whilst no research has yet established the effect of wearing compression undergarments in fire environments. The study aimed to identify which type of undergarment [boiler suit (BOILER), whole body compression garments (COMPRESSION) or shorts and t-shirt (SHORTS)] produced the least physiological and perceptual strain.
Original languageEnglish
JournalExtreme Physiology & Medicine
Volume4
Issue numberS1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2015

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© 2015 Watkins and Richardson. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.

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