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.
|Journal||Extreme Physiology & Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Sep 2015|
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