Identification of physically demanding tasks performed during bushfire suppression by Australian rural firefighters.

@article{Phillips2012IdentificationOP,
  title={Identification of physically demanding tasks performed during bushfire suppression by Australian rural firefighters.},
  author={Matthew Phillips and Warren Payne and Cara Lord and Kevin Netto and David Nichols and Brad Aisbett},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={435-41}
}
PURPOSE To identify and characterize the physically demanding tasks undertaken during multi-day wildfire (known as bushfire in Australia) suppression by Australian rural firefighters. METHODS During semi-structured group interviews, thirty-one experienced male firefighters reviewed 53 firefighting tasks that could be performed during tanker-based bushfire suppression. Participants were asked to nominate the most physically demanding tasks and then define their typical frequencies, durations… CONTINUE READING

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