Firefighter decon challenges: knowledge versus practice
Current Issues and Events - February 7, 2019

Understanding firefighter beliefs and behaviors related to cleaning and decontaminating bunker gear after a fire is an essential first step in devising an effective health intervention to reduce risks.

Today's Current Issues article summarizes findings from a recent study that examined firefighter attitudes, norms and perceived barriers to field decontamination processes.

Key takeaway

Firefighters fully recognize the benefits of post-fire cleaning and decontamination. The challenge, though, lies in getting them to act on this knowledge.

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