Physiological Stress Responses to a Live-Fire Training Evolution in Career Firefighters




McAllister, Matthew
Gonzalez, Drew
Martin, Steven E.

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Firefighters have a physically demanding job that exposes them to many specific and unique stressors, which contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk (i.e., cardiovascular strain, inflammation, and oxidative stress) or even mortality. At present, the literature lacks data evaluating these physiological stress responses amongst firefighters in any realistic or simulated scenarios, such as a live-fire training evolution (LFTE). Given the elevated risk of premature mortality, there is a critical need to better understand the physiological stress responses to a LFTE. This information could aid in developing nutritional, training, and other various interventions to mitigate stress load and reduce the incidence of CVD among this population.



live-fire training, firefighters, physiological stress


McAllister, M. J., Gonzalez, D. E., & Martin, S. E. (2023). Physiological stress responses to a live-fire training evolution in career firefighters. Poster presented at the Health Scholar Showcase, Translational Health Research Center, San Marcos, Texas.


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