News & Media
Share | Print
Home > News > Shift length: is less more?

Shift length: is less more?

Mon 17 Feb 2014
Posted by
Location:
Views
1138
Comments

Are shorter, more frequent shifts for firefighters and incident managers a better alternative to regular day and night shift roster?

The Bushfire CRC's Fire Note 120 explores this. Researchers developed a testing procedure that evaluates the fatigue and mental performance implications of shorter, more frequent shifts over a nine-day period. Data is currently being analysed, and when complete, the research will provide fire managers with initial research on the potential use of sustained operations rosters for firefighters and incident management teams during catastrophic bushfire events.

View this Fire Note, and all previous issues, at www.bushfirecrc.com/firenotes

Fire Notes are research summaries in easy to understand language from the Bushfire CRC, which is conducting research into the social, environmental and economic impacts of bushfires.

Last modified on Monday, 17 February 2014 09:52
Comments (0)

Write comment »
You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.

busy

New Beechworth Fire Station

Fri 1 Aug 2014
The old Beechworth Fire Station, one of Victoria’s oldest CFA stations to be in continuous service, has now been put out of service.

CFA stops fire in its tracks

Wed 30 Jul 2014
CFA firefighters stopped a grass and scrub fire in its tracks yesterday after it was threatening a nearby railway line at Corio.

Inspector-General appointed

Tue 29 Jul 2014
Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells today welcomed the appointment of Tony Pearce as the inaugural Inspector-General for Emergency Management.

Headquarters lightens the load

Tue 29 Jul 2014
CFA State Headquarters, sitting on the high side of Lakeside Drive in East Burwood, has recently experienced an ‘internal detox’.

New Beechworth Fire Station

Fri 1 Aug 2014
The old Beechworth Fire Station, one of Victoria’s oldest CFA stations to be in continuous service, has now been put out of service.

It's snowing in Ballarat

Fri 1 Aug 2014
YES it really is that cold in Ballarat - to all those people that complain that Ballarat is cold here is the proof.

IGA donates to Buninyong FB

Fri 1 Aug 2014
Ryan’s IGA have generously donated more than $1200 to Buninyong Fire Brigade through their Community Chest Fund.

New digs at Eynesbury

Thu 31 Jul 2014
With Operations Manager James Dullard, Operations Officer John Anderson and Deputy Mayor Sophie Ramsay watching on, Captain Jim Cooper from Eynesbury Fire Brigade, with Councillor Bob Turner, Mayor of the City of Melton, turned the first sod of the new Eynesbury Fire Station.
View all news

Top Stories

New Beechworth Fire Station

2014-08-01 01:59:38
Fri 1 Aug 2014
The old Beechworth Fire Station, one of Victoria’s oldest CFA stations to be in continuous service, has now been put out of service.

CFA stops fire in its tracks

2014-07-30 04:30:03
Wed 30 Jul 2014
CFA firefighters stopped a grass and scrub fire in its tracks yesterday after it was threatening a nearby railway line at Corio.

Inspector-General appointed

2014-07-29 00:01:47
Tue 29 Jul 2014
Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells today welcomed the appointment of Tony Pearce as the inaugural Inspector-General for Emergency Management.

Headquarters lightens the load

2014-07-29 01:11:24
Tue 29 Jul 2014
CFA State Headquarters, sitting on the high side of Lakeside Drive in East Burwood, has recently experienced an ‘internal detox’.
Back to top