Heat stress is an everyday risk for firefighters. Heavy protective clothing and equipment increases this risk and the associated physical strain can result in reduced personnel effectiveness, heat-related illness and worse. Ensuring firefighters acclimatise and train effectively is vital and measuring wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) in association with work, recovery and hydration guidelines is part of this protocol.
Wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) takes into account the radiant heat of the sun, fire, or hot surfaces. The ability to pre-programme alert settings when safe working limits have been met actively helps maintain the safety of firefighters on the front line.
Optional LiNK wireless connectivity allows seamless data transfer to the Kestrel LiNK app (available on Android) via the Kestrel LiNK Dongle to a PC for analysis. With the Non LiNK version data can be transferred using the waterproof USB Data Transfer Cable.
Mil-SPEC-810G drop tested with an IP67 waterproof rating the Kestrel 5400FW is designed and constructed specifically for the firefighting market, a five year warranty and certificate of conformity come as standard.
All K5400FW models are offered as a complete 'bundle' package with large collapsible tripod, vane, mount, USB Data Transfer Cable or LiNK Dongle and Nitelze carry case, the perfect solution for unmanned environmental monitoring.