Design and Product Development

Perception of Firefighters' Turnout Ensemble and Level of Satisfaction by Body Movement

Authors
  • Huiju Park (Cornell University)
  • Kim Hahn (Kent State University)

Abstract

Firefighting is a dangerous occupation involving numerous intense physical activities in hazardous environmental conditions (Coca, Williams, Roberge, & Powell, 2010). Considering that the personal protective equipment (PPE) is the main protection for firefighters working in hazardous environments without any other type of protection available, wearing properly fitting PPE is critical not only to firefighters’ safety but also to their occupational performance.

Keywords: body movement, fit, satisfaction, Firefighter

How to Cite:

Park, H. & Hahn, K., (2014) “Perception of Firefighters' Turnout Ensemble and Level of Satisfaction by Body Movement”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 71(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2014
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