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Required fire training ensures the preparedness of firefighters and other first responders at various environmental conditions. Development of such training fields requires careful planning of real-time simulations to avoid accidents when exposed to different levels of fire. However, the physiological burden of these trainings continue to occur and need further research. We developed three virtual reality (VR) environments with three levels of mental challenge activities for each environment: 1- Fighting Fire, 2- Rescue, and 3- Escape the Scene to investigate firefighters’ physiological responses. The purpose of this study is to determine the intensity of physiological load during the emergency activities. The assessment applied in this study includes the analysis of the videos captured, anonym questionnaire, heart rate monitoring, posture, as well as the respiratory rate during the VR activities. This research is significant as it is the first study to assess firefighters’ physiological response from a safe virtual reality simulation with an immersive experience. Accordingly, the first responder services instructors may need to consider to revise their practices based on virtual simulation outcomes.
Dakeev, U., & Aljaroudi, A., & Yildiz, F., & Pecen, R. R. (2020, June), Assessment of Firefighters’ Exposure and Response to a High-intensity Virtual Reality Simulation Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34188
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