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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 and participate in – or just review – FireRescue1 polls and surveys.

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The state-of-the industry survey focuses on wellness, career development and satisfaction in EMS
A NIST study found increased PFAS concentrations after turnout gear textiles were stressed
The sleep expert details three factors to manage within the shift work system to maintain proper day/night sleep signals
The FireRescue1 community considers what is driving high stress and staffing challenges
Fire service leaders urge firefighters to get ready for this even-faster growing type of fire
Highlighting the most eye-opening results from the annual state-of-the-industry survey
FSRI’s new lithium-ion battery safety campaign includes key resources to help firefighters respond to li-ion battery fires
How high-tech tools impact incident organization, safety, decision-making and data collection
Government officials hear testimonies about challenges involving recruitment, cancer, mental health, EVs, climate change and beyond