Improving Firefighter Health and Performance Webinar
March 8, 2023 | 3:00 - 4:30 pm CT
According to FEMA, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among firefighters due to the environmental, physical, and psychological stressors they encounter in their profession.
The Translational Health Research Center hosted a webinar on current research and evidence-based recommendations to reduce the impact of these stressors and improve the health and performance of firefighters.
Participants learned about the impacts of stress and ways to mitigate its effects, and heard testimonies from fire departments who have implemented testing and mitigation efforts in their practice.
Who: Individual firefighters, fire departments, community members, policy makers
What: A one-hour webinar featuring presentations by Dr. Matt McAllister, Director of the Metabolic & Applied Physiology Lab at Texas State University, and Dr. Steve Martin, Associate Director of the Huffines Institute at Texas A&M University.
When: March 8, 2023 | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Welcome & Introduction
Dr. Melinda Villagran, Executive Director, Translational Health Research Center, Texas State University
Current Research & Recommendations
- Dr. Matt McAllister, Director of the Metabolic & Applied Physiology Lab, Texas State University
- Dr. Steve Martin, Associate Director of the Huffines Institute, Texas A&M University