"The problem is that the Corvallis Fire Department (CFD) did not consistently adhere to department adopted rehabilitation (rehab) guidelines, putting firefighters at risk for illness and injury. The purpose of this research was to determine the causes that inhibit or prevent the use of the adopted rehab guidelines and identify the necessary changes to increase compliance. Descriptive research was conducted to answer the following questions: a) What factors at CFD influence the decision to establish a rehab group? b) According to industry standards, when must a rehab group be established? c) How have other similar-sized agencies addressed the activation of a rehab group during an incident or training exercise? and d) What changes or alternatives should be considered to improve compliance with the rehab policy?"
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/