Sleep Deprivation

This report, The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Fire Fighters and EMS Responders, 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.

Downloads

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Fire Fighters and EMS Responders report (pdf, 2.3 mb)

Sleep deprivation quiz (pdf)

Video Resources

Sleep Deprivation training video

The Science of Sleep
60 Minutes - March 13, 2008

  • Topics:
    • Wellness
    • Safety
    • Featured Safety & Health
  • Resource Type:
    • Research
    • Report/ publication
  • Organizational Author:
    • Safety Health Survival Section

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