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Editors: Andreo Rios
Book Description:
The physical and mental demands associated with firefighting and other emergency operations exceed those of virtually any other occupation. When you combine the inherent stresses of handling emergency incidents with the environmental dangers of extreme heat and humidity or extreme cold, you create conditions that can have an adverse impact on the safety and health of the individual emergency responder. When emergency responders become fatigued, their ability to operate safely is impaired. As a result, their reaction time is reduced and their ability to make critical decisions diminishes. This book examines the need for rehab operations at emergency scenes and defines the concept of emergency incident rehabilitation with a review of the historical pattern of firefighter injuries and deaths associated with the stresses of emergency operations.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Need for Rehab Operations at Incidents and Training Exercises

Stress-Related Injuries and Deaths in the Fire Service

Case Studies

Pertinent Laws, Standards, and Guidelines

OSHA Requirements

NIOSH

NFPA 1500

NFPA 1582 and 1583

NFPA 1584

Chapter 2: Heat Stress and the Firefighter

Heat Stress Terms and Concepts

Sources of Heat Exposure

Effects of Personal Protection Equipment on Heat Stress

Effects of Heat Stress on the Human Body

Adaptation/Acclimatization

Minor Heat-Related Illnesses and Injuries

Heat Exhaustion

Heat Stroke

Avoiding Heat-Related Illnesses and Injuries

Chapter 3: Cold Stress and the Firefighter

Cold Stress Terms and Concepts

Physiological Response to Cold

Hypothermia

Frostbite

Immersion Injury

Chilblains

Guidelines for Preventing Cold Stress Injuries

Avoiding Nonfreezing Cold Injuries

Chapter 4: Establishing and Operating a Rehab Area

Criteria for Establishing Rehab Operations

Other Situations Requiring Rehab Operations

Rehabís Place in the Incident Command System

Rehab Area Functions

Choosing the Location of a Rehab Area

Emergency Incident Rehabilitation v Table of Contents (continued)
Rehab Site Selection Criteria

Rehab Area Facilities

Portable Equipment Used for Rehab Operations

Chapter 5: Caring for Firefighters During Rehab Operations

Establishing Requirements for Rehabbing Firefighters

Medical Evaluation and Treatment for Rehab Operations

Hydration and Dehydration Concerns in Rehab Operations

Fluids for Rehab Operations

Food for Rehab Operations

Chapter 6: Post-incident Rehab Considerations

Terminating Incident Rehab Operations

Critical Incident Stress Management

Monitoring Post-incident Hydration and Well-Being

Appendix A: Additional References and Resources

Appendix B: Fire Department Standard Operating Procedure Emergency Incident Rehabilitation

Purpose

Scope

General Information

Policy

Criteria for Reporting to Rehab

Index

   Series:
      Safety and Risk in Society
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-051-1
   Status: AV
  
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