In 2006, members of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) approached the Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) to discuss the need for seat and seat belt fit and comfort improvement within fire apparatus.
FAMA responded immediately by organizing a measurement survey of more than 800 firefighters to determine their average size, weight, and shape. This survey has now been followed up with a new study by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Read More.
This article originally appeared in Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment, March, 2014.