Thread: Firefighter Pill
03-26-2006, 08:50 PM #1
- Join Date
- Mar 2002
- Loco madidus effercio in rutilus effercio.
I found this while searching for another news article regarding a ferry sinking back home.
Fire Fighter Pill Mar, 25 2006 - 10:10 AM
VANCOUVER/CKNW(AM980) - A tiny transmitting pill that will provide potentially life saving information. That's what researchers at the University of Victoria are using to gather physiological data from fire fighters under stressful work conditions. Dr. Lynneth Wolski is with the physical education department at UVIC...
"What we're interested in with these fire fighters is a combination of what's happening to their heart rate and their blood pressure combined with their core temperature, because those two together give us what we call physiological strain because it puts a huge load on the cardiovascular system."
The researchers are hoping the information they collect will help fire departments to better protect the health and safety of their members.
Last edited by MalahatTwo7; 03-26-2006 at 08:52 PM.If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)
"I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD
"Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)
Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!
impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto
IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.
03-26-2006, 10:27 PM #2
- Join Date
- Aug 2003
- All over the east coast
MFRI paid people $200 this year to do a study like this for a couple hours... swallow a pill and do some PT exercises and Firefighting drills.... we'll see what comes out of the study.
03-27-2006, 04:31 PM #3Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7
When these get issued to the masses, should we call them Chill Pills ?ullrichk
a ship in a harbor is safe. . . but that's not what ships are for
03-27-2006, 07:18 PM #4
Hmmm, puts a whole new spin on "big brother is watching".
"No his mind is not for rent, to any god or government"
Success is when skill meets opportunity
Failure is when fantasy meets reality
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By Firewalker1 in forum Firefighters ForumReplies: 71Last Post: 05-17-2007, 12:34 AM
By britfan1 in forum Firefighters ForumReplies: 5Last Post: 01-29-2006, 10:30 AM
By Dalmatian90 in forum Firefighters ForumReplies: 9Last Post: 12-05-2003, 08:41 AM
By Firebug030 in forum Fire WireReplies: 0Last Post: 12-09-2002, 11:39 PM
By INDY FIRE in forum Firefighters ForumReplies: 384Last Post: 05-18-2002, 11:17 AM