Sep, 2023
Effect of Mental Skills Training on Firefighter Performance Under Stress
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Homeland Defense and Security; Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
Pelekhaty, Oleg
From the thesis: "Firefighters must make time-pressured, critical decisions under physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding conditions, but most lack tools and techniques to mitigate the effects of stress on performance. This study investigated the effect of a firefighter-specific mental skills training curriculum in a population of recruits at an urban fire department training academy. Participants who received the mental skills training had a statistically significant decrease in the magnitude of their physiological stress response. The findings of this study are consistent with previous research on the techniques presented and suggest that they would be a valuable addition to firefighter training curricula. Fire departments should incorporate mental skills training into their teaching methods to improve the ability of their firefighters to operate effectively in high-stress environments."
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  • Author
    Pelekhaty, Oleg
  • Publishers
    Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Homeland Defense and Security
    Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
  • Date
    Sep, 2023
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library:
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  • Media Type
  • Source
    Cohort CA2101/2102
  • Subjects
    Fire fighters--Training of
    Mental health
    Stress management
  • Resource Groups
    Thesis (CHDS)
    Thesis (NPS)

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