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Technical Equipment

This page lists the projects we are currently working on to improve the technical equipment used by fire fighters. Also provided is a list of conference presentations and publications related to our completed studies of technical equipment for fire fighters.

Conference Presentations

Current Projects

Fire fighter heat dosimeter
This research will increase the understanding of fire fighter thermal loading with respect to their personal safety, and the proper functioning of their PPE. The data will be used to help create proper mission criteria for the personal Alert Safety System (PASS). A second goal will be determined if it is possible to develop compact instrumentation that accurately characterizes fire fighter thermal loading. Such a device might become the core of an even more important piece of PPE that could be employed to warn fire fighters they are in danger of being overcome by heat.