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IAFC Firefighter Sleep Deprivation Study

June 11, 2016

IAFC Firefighter Sleep Deprivation Study

In June of 2007, the International Association of Fire Chiefs released an in-depth report on sleep deprivation in the fire service.

The report along with its accompanying computer-based educational program, presents background information on normal sleep physiology and the health and performance effects of sleep deprivation. Countermeasures for sleep deprivation are reviewed, which relate to identifying those particularly susceptible to risks of sleep deprivation, individual mitigating strategies and work-related issues. The project was supported by a cooperative agreement between the IAFC and the United States Fire Administration (USFA), with assistance from the faculty of Oregon Health & Science University.

Read more about the IAFC's sleep research here.

Download a PDF of the study here:

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Fire Fighters and EMS Responders

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