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Table 1 Rate of core temperature cooling in individuals from 42.2 to ~38.9 °C

From: Water immersion for post incident cooling of firefighters; a review of practical fire ground cooling modalities

Cooling category Tc cooling rate
Ideal (<20 min) >0.155 °C min−1
Acceptable (20–40 min) 0.079–0.154 °C min−1
Unacceptable (>40 min) <0.078 °C min−1
  1. Cooling categories represent desired time for cooling [27]