Research

The Impact of Recent Developments in Cognitive Neuroscience on Resilience and PTSD

This webcast summarizes research and scientific progress made in the field of cognitive neuroscience with emphasis on many complex brain functions associated with behavioral response to trauma and other stressful aspects of firefighting and emergency response. An overview of cognitive psychology principles is presented first, with an emphasis on the essential components of human behavior […]

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Sustainable Energy and Conservation Solutions for Fire Departments

By adopting climate change initiatives locally, fire departments can demonstrate energy and environmental leadership in their communities to raise public awareness of the adverse effects of climate change and the benefits of energy efficiency. Climate change initiatives, including LED lighting conversion, improving building insulation, improving heating and air conditioning efficiency, solar energy use, and EV use

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FIREFIGHTER LODD DATA 2022– Not Drama…Just The Facts….

2022 ended with a total, as of 26 December, of 96 on-duty deaths as defined and recorded by the United States Fire Administration (USFA)[1]. Of those 96, nine (9%) were interior fatalities. For providing specific data, I define interior deaths as those on the fireground that are traumatic versus those that are medical in the

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Poll call: Is your department considering an electric apparatus purchase?

In a recent poll, an overwhelming majority of FireRescue1 readers said their department was not considering the purchase or even researching the possibility of adding an electric apparatus to their fleet. The resistance and skepticism surrounding the topic is not surprising, said FireRescue1 Executive Editor Chief Marc Bashoor: “By nature, most of us are slow

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The Future of Fire Investigation

A recent report on the profession argues that fire investigation can still be more art than science, with a lack of consistency, no system of peer review, and no higher-education requirements for investigators. On today’s podcast, we talk about fire investigation with one of the experts who helped write that report. We discuss where the

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Fire Studies: The Rules of Engagement Are Changing

Changes in construction, fuel characteristics and compartment properties resulted in data that show the need for changes in the way that fire departments operate on today’s fireground. For a department to survive within these changing parameters, it must change how it operates. Progress in any organization or function is impossible without change, and the successes

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