Science to the Station: Translating Science to Usable Outcomes
Friday, April 28
Firefighter health research has exploded, with more than three-quarters of the research being done in the past decade. While the peer-reviewed literature is having a significant influence on evolving science, laws, and the medical community, the translation between science and practice at the firefighter level is often limited. This class will combine scientific and fire service operations expertise for an interactive conversation on moving the health research science from the pages of the peer-reviewed literature to practice. Practical examples of studies and their implications for the fire service policy and practice will be explored. Current results on topics will include cancer, cardiovascular disease, women's health, reproductive health, and behavioral health.'