Monthly Archives: March 2016

Improving firefighter safety through research

One of the biggest challenges for firefighters is keeping cool while wearing Personal Protective Clothing (PPC). The heavy clothing prevents the cooling effect of sweat evaporation, making conditions uncomfortable, and even dangerous, for the firefighter. Recent UCRISE PhD graduate and … Continue reading

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Could heat training improve performance on the field?

An innovative research project that seeksĀ to determine whether heat training can improve athlete performance has been conducted at the UCRISE environmental chamber. The project is a joint venture between UCRISE and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), and participants are … Continue reading

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