Firemen's health

May 22, 1998

Fire brigades need to improve their sickness tests according to Bangor University's school of sports and physical education sciences.

Many brigades use a simple step test to monitor fire fighters' cardio-respiratory sickness. But other factors, such as the energy expended when a fire fighter is wearing heavy breathing apparatus, need to be taken into account, Bangor believes, following research with the North Wales Fire Service.

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