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Fit to fight: $1 million grant to focus on firefighters' health
Date:10/29/2007

be combined to produce a mathematical model for how firefighters respond physiologically to fire scenes and the physiological "load" those tasks represent.

The researchers also will develop a training DVD to make sure firefighters' fitness training supports their work at the fire scene. Now, fitness training typically focuses on aerobic exercise to improve cardiovascular health, Brown said, even though work at the fire scenes usually involves short but intense exertions of power and strength, not aerobic activity.

"The mismatch is comparable to training an athlete for the wrong sport," Brown said.


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Contact: Jim Brown
jbbrown@indiana.edu
317-215-4449
Indiana University
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