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Table 2 Proposed rates of cooling for firefighting operations to allow for the rapid safe re-entry of firefighters to emergency incidents

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

Classification Tc cooling rate
Ideal (<10 min) >0.10 °C min−1
Acceptable (10–15 min) 0.07–0.10 °C min−1
Unacceptable (>15 min) <0.07 °C min−1
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