Heat stress is a very real danger for fire department, search & rescue and military personnel, especially in hot, dry climates. Setting up rehabilitation centers for personnel equipped with water, food, shade and misting systems helps reduce the chance for heat related maladies and offers a haven to rejuvenate.
|Challenge||Create a cool, comfortable area for rest and rejuvenation.|
|Solution||Using a combination of shade, amenities and misting creates a cool, comfortable shelter that gives respite from the rigors of duty.|
|Benefits||Providing shade and outdoor cooling reduces the risk of heat stress and allows for quicker rehabilitation.|
Sometimes, the cost of excelling at something transfers into a highly sacrificial reality. For our rescue personnel, staying calm, cool and collected during emergency situations is not a costless gift. As neurological, psychological and cognitive studies have successfully delved deeper into the workings of the human brain, we’ve come face to face with the adverse affects of high stress for prolonged periods of time. For those that must sacrifice themselves in the face of critical danger, providing them with safe areas of relief so that they may recharge is paramount. The act of serving those that serve us so bravely is a passion Koolfog is extremely attached to.
The physiological effects of stress can touch every atom in your body. As hormones rise to assist in response systems, prolonged heighted levels can begin to cause headaches, severe fatigue or a sudden inability to focus. After time, these hormones begin breaking down other parts of your body and can begin to demand some severe life style changes in order to come back to a healthy state of stasis. Couple the adverse affects of hormone surges with the danger of heat stress or exhaustion and the state of emergency is heightened. However, humanity is extremely adaptable. Understanding how to use our existing adaption techniques in order to become better, stronger and faster is the way we stay on the forefront of disaster.
Facing danger no matter how uncomfortable it is outside can add to the weight of emergency management. Doing this without proper rehabilitation is impossible. Enhancing existing “relief stations” or creating new areas of outdoor cooling and rejuvenation is possible with the cooling power of Koolfog misting fans and misting systems. With the capability of dropping temperatures in excess of 35 degrees in extreme climates, the addition of outdoor cooling solutions to respite areas can make the difference between disasters held at bay and disasters conquered.
Koolfog misting systems can be retrofitted to mobile emergency response vehicles, set up in specified cooling zones, or designed to cover expansive areas with the only requirements being a water source and power. Our system engineers are experienced in designing cooling stations and can assist in the design and implementation of the most effective solutions available.
Whether used by firefighters, military personnel, search and rescue or any first responder, Koolfog outdoor cooling solutions are sure to be a welcome relief before, during and after any emergency situation. We are proud to deliver our solutions to the same men and women that deliver us peace of mind.