This report, The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Fire Fighters and EMS Responders (pdf), along with its accompanying computer-based educational program, presents background information on normal sleep physiology and the health and performance effects of sleep deprivation. Countermeasures for sleep deprivation are reviewed, which relate to identifying those particularly susceptible to risks of sleep deprivation, individual mitigating strategies and work-related issues. The project was supported by a cooperative agreement between the IAFC and the United States Fire Administration (USFA), with assistance from the faculty of Oregon Health & Science University.
Sleep deprivation quiz referenced in the video (pdf)
Sleep Deprivation training video
Features Dr. Eve Van Cauter, PhD, Endocrinologist, Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago, also seen on 60 Minutes on March 16, 2008.
The Science of Sleep
60 Minutes - March 13, 2008
Motivation of Volunteer Firefighters in Combination Fire Departments
Incentive Program Example
USFA's Retention and Recruitment for the Volunteer Emergency Services Challenges and Solutions
EMS Agenda for the Future: Entire Document