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Physiologic Responses Of Firefighting Training Officers In The Structured Live-Fire Firefighting Training, Takahisa Koide May 2015

Physiologic Responses Of Firefighting Training Officers In The Structured Live-Fire Firefighting Training, Takahisa Koide

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

Introduction: Firefighting is one of the most strenuous and dangerous occupations in the community. Training Officers are senior firefighters who take on the preparation and education of their fellow firefighters. One of the Training Officers’ tasks is structured live-fire training. During live-fire training, they are exposed to the stress of fire and high heat multiple times per day. In spite of this issue, there is no research focusing on Training Officers during the live-fire training evolution. Purpose: The present study was a pilot study to measure the stress experienced in the live-fire training and possibly reduce this stress by managing ...