Protecting fire fighters
Bushfire CRC research has helped Fire and Rescue NSW managers to better understand the symptoms and health effects of smoke exposure and the mitigation strategies that can be adopted on the fire ground, says Darryl Dunbar, Manager of Fire and Rescue NSW’s Bushland Urban Interface Section.
Inventory of major materials present in and around houses and their combustion emission products
Population shifts towards city centres and the expanding rural-urban fringe are likely to increase firefighting in urban and rural-urban settings. At present, extensive research on occupational exposures has been conducted at bushfires within Australia ; however the complexity and heterogeneous setting of the rural-urban interface (RUI) makes it difficult to extrapolate existing research findings to the urban and rural-urban context.