Total Body Cooling Technology for Thermal Rehab. The Worlds Most Advanced Thermal Rehab Machine.
Helping Save Firefighters’ Lives by Reducing Repetitive Heat Stress and its Long Term Effects.
Polar Breeze® is a state-of-the-art total body cooling technology designed and patented to rapidly reduce core body temperature. When time is of the essence, nothing lowers the body core temperature faster than the Polar Breeze® - Air Chilling System.
The higher the Heat Index (a combination of high heat and high humidity), the greater the chance of becoming a heat injury victim.
Regular temperature measurements, hydration, and rehab with Polar Breeze® help the firefighter maintain near-normal body temperature during exertion. This may also help maintain focus, concentration, and performance.
Heatstroke technically known as hyperthermia - typically occurs when a body temperature is greater than (104.8 °F) due to environmental heat exposure. It is an acute temperature elevation caused by exposure to excessive heat, or combination of heat and humidity, that overwhelms the heat-regulating mechanisms.
Treatment requires rapid physical cooling of the body. Time is critical in this type of medical emergency!
When the core temperature of the body hits 107 degrees the cells deteriorate and the major organs break down. Even if death is avoided severe complications can occur.
100’s of firefighters become physically disabled every year due to the residual effects of thermal injury disease.
Fire fighters are up to 136 times more likely to die of coronary heart disease during the suppression of a fire than during non- emergency duties.
Over 800 people each year die of heat stroke die of heat stroke in the U.S.
- Weight: 72 lbs.
- Weight with 2 Hoses and one Hood: 73 lbs
- 16"W x 16"D x 20"H
- 120 Volts AC Standard
- Power Requirements: 60 HZ 120v AC on a minimum 10-amp circuit
- Power Consumption: 9.6 amps at 120v AC on start-up / 8.6 amps at 120v AC continuous