Accession Number : ADA109613


Title :   Fire Fighter Trainer Environmental Considerations. Phase II.


Corporate Author : BOOZ-ALLEN AND HAMILTON INC BETHESDA MD


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a109613.pdf


Report Date : 31 Jul 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 190


Abstract : This report presents the results of the second phase of a two-phase effort to evaluate the environmental, health, and safety aspects of the U.S. Navy's Advanced Fire Fighter Trainer (AFFT). Naval fire fighter training is currently conducted at shore-based facilities by burning fossil fuels with the associated adverse environmrntal impacts. In an effort to upgrade their training techniques, the Naval Eduaction and Training Command, through the Naval Training Equipment Center (NTEC), is conducting a program to provide more effective fire fighter trainig through the development of the AFFT. The AFFT simulates Class A, B, C, and D fires under different but controlled conditions in a training environment resembling shipboard conditions. The AFFT must provide simulated fire conditions and be able to measure fire-fighting reaction, as well as be operationally acceptable in terms of: (1) environmental considerations such as air emissions, wastewater effluents and solid waste disposal in order to comply with Navy, Federal, state, and local requirements and (2) health and safety considerations that include the effects of combustion products emissions on the life sustaining capabilitites of the AFFT atmosphere, possible toxicity of all products used and produced during AFFT operation, and use of a modified oxygen-breathing apparatus (OBA).


Descriptors :   *SIMULATORS , *FIRE FIGHTING , *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , *FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS , *NAVAL TRAINING , SIMULATION , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT , AIR POLLUTION , NAVAL PERSONNEL , MODIFICATION , HEALTH , SMOKE , SAFETY , STANDARDS , POLLUTANTS , SYSTEMS ANALYSIS , SUBSTITUTES , EFFLUENTS , FIRE EXTINGUISHING AGENTS , CHEMICAL ANALYSIS , SHIP FIRES


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Safety Engineering
      Air Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE