Health Management of Compartment Fire Behaviour Instructors

Health Management of Compartment Fire Behaviour Instructors

It is generally accepted that the prolonged exposure to heat & smoke, as experienced by Compartment Fire Behaviour Instructors, can have a detrimental effect on their health.  However these adverse health effects, in terms of the specific nature and degree, differs from one academic paper to the next.  The purpose of this document isn’t to clarify this position, but to recognise there are health implications from performing the role and more importantly, provide best practice guidance in an attempt to ensure a consistent approach across all UK Fire & Rescue Services.  The document also includes what are generally no or low cost recommendations which will reduce these identified health risks.