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Research into Firefighter Behavior & Beliefs

The FireRescue1 Research Center serves as a central access point for critical fire service research that can help drive tactical and policy changes at the local, state and federal level.

Get insights into firefighter behavior and beliefs related to hot topics like the display of thin red line flags at fire stations, and participate in – or just review – FireRescue1 polls and surveys.

Additionally, find the latest information about research conducted by esteemed fire service organizations, such as the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute, the Center for Fire, Rescue & EMS Health Research, the Center for Firefighter Injury Research & Safety Trends, the International Public Safety Data Institute, among other organizations focused on firefighter health and wellness, fireground tactics, and a variety of safety issues. Examples of research recently shared with the fire service community focus on issues like the “long-term risks of Long COVID,” the impact of the opioid epidemic on firefighters, and PFAS exposure and risks.

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More than 2,100 firefighters speak up about the perfect storm of stress and staffing challenges
While some firefighters are taking proactive steps to minimize the impact of stress, many others are caught in a vicious cycle of harmful behavior
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The new National Emergency Response Information System (NERIS) will replace the legacy National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS)