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Fighting fires and fatigue: sleep, physical activity, and physical task performance

TitleFighting fires and fatigue: sleep, physical activity, and physical task performance
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsVincent, G
Date Published05/2015
UniversityDeakin University
CityMelbourne
Keywordsbushfires, emergency management., fatigue, firefighters, fires, Sleep
Abstract

Wildfires are any uncontrolled, non-structural burning in grass, scrub, bush, or forests. Wildfires can have a debilitating impact on communities in North America, South America, Southern Europe, and Australia, with the loss of property, livestock, and human life. The financial burden of wildfire is immense. For example, the average annual cost of wildfire in Australia is $77 million (AUD). Globally, the frequency, duration, and severity of wildfires is predicted to escalate, due, at least in part, to climate change resulting in hotter and drier summers. The increase in wildfire activity will result in more frequent and/or longer deployments which may exacerbate the cognitive and physical demands placed on wildland firefighting personnel.

URLhttp://dro.deakin.edu.au/eserv/DU:30079447/vincent-fightingfires-2015A.pdf
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