ABSTRACT

Developing an Emergency Incident Rehabilitation Program for the Lynn, MA, Fire Department   [open pdf - 133KB]

"The problem statement that prompted this research project is there has been an increase in heat related injuries. The research purpose is to investigate programs and/or best practices of providing services to reduce heat related injuries. Descriptive research was the method used to answer the following questions: What is required in standards to offer protection to firefighters regarding heat related injuries? How would a rehabilitation program benefit members and how can it be integrated? Will the cost to implement such a program be cost effective? Procedures used included a literature review of fire service journals, internet sources, and telephone interviews. The results showed the need to establish a rehabilitation program. Recommendations included incorporating a rehabilitation program into department procedures."

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2008-01
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Public Domain
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United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/
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