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Safety on the Fireground (Fergus Adrian)
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Health risks of airtoxics in bushfire smoke (Angus Cook)
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This research investigated whether shorter, more frequent shifts are a better alternative to regular day and night shift rosters that are currently used by fire and land...
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  Exposure to smoke and high temperatures, coupled with little sleep, can impair firefighters’ performance on the fireground. This research investigated the combined effects...
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Research project - Smoke composition from prescribed and wildfires and health
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For vegetation fires, what activities does a volunteer tanker-based firefighter do in an average day’s work? How far do they walk? What kind of load or stress does the work...
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As bushfires burn throughout Australia virtually all year round, the role of the firefighter remains a difficult one. With an ever expanding rural-urban interface, firefighters...
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Vital decisions that could save lives and homes “Prepare, stay and defend or leave early” – a national briefing for journalists to launch new evidence supporting a...
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Media release Research by Annemarie De Vos from the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centrehas found that the types of face masks available for those at the fire-front vary greatly...
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Why do good firefighters sometimes make poor decisions? This research,  undertaken by a La Trobe University team led by psychology lecturer Dr Mary Omodei  in collaboration...
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Firefighter safety is a high priority for fire agencies. Battling fires in hot and smoky conditions is at times unsafe and unhealthy. Firefighters are subject to stressful...
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At the rural/urban fringe, firefighters are exposed to smoke from not just vegetation, but from combinations of burning houses, cars and other materials. These firefighters are...
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The Australian firefighter constantly works under hazardous conditions with a variety of vehicles and equipment.  Little research has been done into the physical hazards and the...
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