PPE, Heat Stress, and Cardiac Strain: A Study

December 1 2015 | Fire Engineering

FiREFIGHTERS PERFORM STRENUOUS work in dangerous and unpredictable environments. Despite the numerous dangers on the fireground, the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths (LODDs) among firefighters in the United States is sudden cardiac death, which accounts for approximately 50 percent of deaths.

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