Awake, smoky and hot - fighting fire without fire

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Fire Note 111: Exposure to smoke and high temperatures, coupled with little sleep, can impair firefighters’ cognitive (mental) and physical capacities on the fireground. This Fire Note presents research currently being undertaken to discover more about the combined effects of these stressors by simulating bushfire suppression activities indoors, controlling temperature, carbon monoxide levels and the sleeping environment. A short video that shows the simulation in action can be viewed on the Bushfire CRC YouTube channel.

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