Tested at the Palm Beach State College Fire Academy.
A Florida firefighter recently discovered the dhamaSPORT band and brought it
to the Palm Beach State College Fire Academy. After drills in their live burn
center, firefighters typically sit with their arms inserted into cooling sleeves
of ice to bring pulse and respiratory rates to normal levels. That recovery
process takes up to 25 minutes. While wearing the dhamaSPORT band,
trainees recovered and cooled down in about one-third of the time and had the
convenience of moving around while recovering.
Proven to Better Manage the Effects of Heat and Exertion on Firefighters.
Ten firefighter trainers in Palm Beach tested the dhamaSPORT band after a live burn drill. Each was in the burn building for 20 minutes, where the temperature reached 800°F. Here are the results:
- Upon exiting the building, their body temperatures ranged from 122-125°F.
- The average heart rate among the firefighters was over 160 beats per minute (BPM).
- Typically, it takes a firefighter 30-60 minutes for heart rate and body temperature to return to normal.
- The trainers wearing the dhamaSPORT bands were able to lower their heart rates from 160+ BPM to less than 115 BPM within an average of 4 minutes, and return to normal BPM within 10 minutes.
- The recovery time was between 20-25 minutes for the entire body. Without the dhamaSPORT band, typical recovery was in the 60-minute range.
Palm Beach State Fire Academy Coordinator and Instructor Kerry Weiss is an Advocate.
“My experience with the dhamaSPORT band was very positive. I used it after exposure to
temperatures in the range of 200-250 degrees. Five minutes after putting on the band, I
noticed a marked decrease in my respiration and pulse rate. I felt as though my time in rehab
would be decreased and I would be able to return to work faster. The dhamaSPORT band
provides a faster and more convenient way to bring down heart rates, which is
critical in our line of work. After testing it, we decided to implement the
dhamaSPORT band in our recovery protocol.”