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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Table 1 Characteristics of eight experimental conditions of fire fighter’s personal protective equipment

From: Influences of partial components in firefighters’ personal protective equipment on subjective perception

Experimental conditions Common items Differential items Total garment mass (kg)
1. Control   Slippers 1.128
2. Full PPE   Socks, Bunker jacket and pants, Hood, Helmet, Gloves, Boots, SCBA 14.937
3. No SCBA   Socks, Bunker jacket and pants, Hood, Helmet, Gloves, Boots 7.793
4. No helmet   Socks, Bunker jacket and pants, Gloves, Boots, SCBA 13.643
5. No gloves Shorts, Shirts (long), Pants (long) Socks, Bunker jacket and pants, Hood, Helmet, Boots, SCBA 14.750
6. No boots   Slippers, Bunker jacket and pants, Hood, Helmet, Gloves, SCBA 12.830
7. No Jacket/Pants (NoJP)   Socks, Hood, Helmet, Boots, SCBA 11.658
8. No Helmet/Gloves/Boots/SCBA (NoHGBS)   Slippers, Bunker jacket and pants 11.418