Awake, smoky and hot - fighting fire without fire

rake test as part of the ASH simulation

Exposure to smoke and high temperatures, coupled with little sleep, can impair firefighters’ cognitive (mental) and physical capacities on the fireground. Fire Note 111 presents research currently being undertaken to discover more about the combined effects of these stressors by simulating bushfire suppression activities indoors, controlling temperature, carbon monoxide levels and the sleeping environment. A short video that shows the simulation in action can be viewed on the Bushfire CRC YouTube channel.