The goal of Applied Research in the Fire & Safety Division is to bridge the gap between scientific research and practical application to improve the safety and protection of fire service personnel and the public.
While centered on practical application, initiatives are founded on sound research principles and techniques including research integrity and ethics.
The Applied Research program is focused on, but not limited to, the following areas:
- Fire service governance
- Fire service leadership and administration
- Emergency scene management and communication strategies
- Applied physical and biological science, such as hazardous materials, physiology, kinesiology (including the development of fire fitness research, which combines fire fighters’ physical fitness, their equipment usage and task analysis)
- Applied social science, such as fire-related human behaviour
- Fire protection technology and system design; safety protocols
- Fire investigation
- Contribution to the advancement of Fire & Safety education, including community programs, life safety education
- Emerging trends and issues in fire protection
- The Effectiveness of Current Fire Fighter Rapid Intervention Teams
Funded by: WorkSafe BC
Release date: June 2009
- Use of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
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- Physiological Response of Fire Fighters to “8” Common Fire Fighting Tasks
- Fitness in the Fire Service
- Effective fire fighter rehabilitation for heat stress
Research is being undertaken by:
Fire & Safety Division - James B. Carter, PhD.
Jim Carter’s research interests have been in the area of exercise and work physiology. Dr. Carter has completed research in the areas of:
1996 – 2001: Doctor of Philosophy, Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University
Last updated February 23, 2011