Physical Ability Tests for Firefighters and Volunteers

Project owner

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences,

Project categories

Applied Research

Basic Research

Project period

January 2011 - December 2024

Project summary

Norway is a country with long distances with scattered population, many and comparably small fire stations. There is therefore a need for low cost and efficient test methodologies for assessin firefighter fitness. Efficient and fundamentally based low cost methods for analyzing firefighters physical health will be developed in the project. Whether such methods can be transferred to fire fighters and civic groups supporting locan fire brigades in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires will be investigated.

Method

Methods for determining work load will be used in this project.