Researchers Creating Usable Emergency Solutions (RESCUES) combines researched information and fire service knowledge, resulting in timely, real-world, reliable safety and health solutions for the fire and emergency service. RESCUES brings science to the firehouse by transferring research findings to the frontline in an operational format.

RESCUES Research

Emergency Services Ergonomics and Wellness
Handbook on overall wellness and fitness, sleep issues, driving posture and more
This study shows that low dose aspirin can positively influence the negative physiologic factors associated with firefighting.
This study indicates that the majority of the firefighters did not meet the NFPA minimum post-cardiac event exercise tolerance threshold.
Firefighter face mask
Thermally degraded and melted SCBA facepiece lenses have been identified as a contributing factor in certain firefighter fatalities.

Additional Resources

RESCUES: Health Promotion Programs in the Fire Service
RESCUES: Aspirin research for Firefighting

RESCUES Stakeholders

RESCUES is indebted to its stakeholder group members who have so generously provided their time, input, and knowledge.

Dr. Suzy Bird Gulliver, Ph.D.
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

Fire Chief Jon Holcombe, EFO, CFO, MPA
Hamilton Township Fire District #2

Dr. Gavin Horn, Ph.D.
Illinois Fire Service Institute

Dr. Sara Jahnke, Ph.D.
National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.

Fire Chief Danny Kistner
SHS/McKinney Fire Department

Fire Chief Tom Kuntz
VCOS/Red Lodge Fire District #7

Mr. Daniel Madrzykowski, PE
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Captain Demond Simmons
COLC/Oakland Fire Department

Battalion Chief Tracy Thomas
SHS/Richmond Fire and Emergency Services

Fire Chief Nathan Trauernicht
UC-Davis, City of Davis Fire Department

Mr. Ken Willette


Richard Miller
Program Manager

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