Lee, Kevin . 1994. Face/Neck Shroud. 9451 2342. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.
In a continuing effort to improve firefighter safety, the Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) has studied the problems of providing face/neck protection from radiant heat without compromising work performance. Extensive testing of face/neck shrouds and balaclava-style hoods (alone and combined with a respirator) was performed at the University of Montana Human Performance Laboratory. Results, discussed in this article indicate that the detachable face/neck shroud provided the best protection without causing undue discomfort or heat stress.
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