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[B106 Preventing Heat Stress Injuries]

What (5) factors contribute to environmental heat injuries to firefighters?

A
  1. Climatic conditions
  2. Wearing PPE
  3. Intense heat from fires
  4. Exertion
  5. Loss of body fluids
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[B106 Preventing Heat Stress Injuries]

Which of the 5 factors do we have control over?

A

Loss of body fluids

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[B106 Preventing Heat Stress Injuries]

Strong evidence indicates that by the time a firefighter begins to perceive thirst, they are already ___ % dehydrated:

A

2%

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Q

[B106 Preventing Heat Stress Injuries]

Becoming ___ % dehydrated makes one almost nonfunctional

A

5%

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[B106 Preventing Heat Stress Injuries]

Drink 1 ____ of water per _____ on the incident scene, preferably in ___ to ____ ounce increments, every ___ to ___ minutes:

A
  • Quart
  • Hour
  • 8 to 12 ounce
  • 15 to 20 minutes
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[B106 Preventing Heat Stress Injuries]

During periods of low ______ the smokebuster is very effective for cooling down firefighter on break:

A

Humidity

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[B106 Preventing Heat Stress Injuries]

When the smokebuster is used to help cool off firefighters it should be set up near the:

A

Rehab Area

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