First Responder Health and Safety Laboratory

Fire Service Presentations

Recent Fire Service Presentations     

Smith, D.L. Video describing the results of the study, "Effect of Heat Stress and Dehydration on Cardiovascular Function". 2015.

Smith, D.L. "Understanding and Preventing Sudden Cardiac Events in the Fire Service". International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management Research Symposium 15. Tulsa, OK; July 11, 2015.

Smith, D.L. "The Fitness Imperative". Fire Department Instructors Conference. Indianapolis, IN; April 22, 2015.

Smith. D.L. "Cardiovascular Disease, Fitness and the Work Firefighters Do". Safety/Training Officers' National Summit. Philadelphia, PA; May 14, 2014.

Smith. D.L. Fire Service Workshop (Invited): Safety, Health and Survival Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Tampa, FL; March 13, 2014.

Smith. D.L. Fire Service Workshop (Invited): Tampa 2, 10th Anniversary of the Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives: Building for the Future. Tampa, FL; March 10-12, 2014.

Smith. D.L. "Advancing Firefighter Health and Safety". International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services Conference. Tucson, AZ; February 28, 2014.

Smith. D.L. "Sudden Cardiac Events: Why Are Firefighters at Risk?" Keynote Address. 14th Annual 2013 Pilot Research Project Symposium. Cincinnati, OH; October 11, 2013.

Smith, D.L. “Strategies for Improving Firefighting Health and Safety”. Keynote Address. Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts. Hyannis, MA; June 11, 2013.

Smith, D.L. “Safety and Cardiac Data for Fire Service Personnel”. Health and Wellness in the Public Safety Arena Symposium. Fort Wayne, IN; May 18, 2013.

Smith, D.L. “Cardiovascular Strain of Firefighting: Biochemical and Physiologic Correlates”. Cambridge Health Alliance Symposium. Orlando, FL; April 29, 2013.

Brown, J. and Smith, D.L. “Physiological Stress of Firefighting”. Fire Department Instructors Conference. Indianapolis, IN; April 23-25, 2013.

Smith, D.L., Horn, G., and Haigh, C. “Use of Technology to Improve FF Training”. Fire Department Instructors Conference. Indianapolis, IN; April 23-25,2013.

Smith, D.L. “Mitigating Cardiovascular Strain of Firefighting”. Training seminar. Colonie, NY; October 3, 2012.

Smith, D.L. “Heading Off Cardiovascular Events in the Fire Service”. Occupational Medicine Clinic. Buffalo, NY; September 15, 2012.

Smith, D.L. "The Fitness Imperative". Fire Department Instructors Conference. Indianapolis, IN; April 18, 2012.

Smith, D.L. "Sudden Cardiac Events: A Challenge for the Fire Service". New York State Association of Fire Chiefs, FIRE Conference, Verona NY; June 15-18, 2011.

Smith, D.L. "Improving PPE from the Inside Out". 2nd National Fire Service Research Agenda Symposium. Emmitsburg, MD; May 20-22, 2011.

Smith, D.L. "Cardiac Events in the Fire Service: Understanding the Cause and Mitigating the Risk".Fire Department Instructors Conference. Indianapolis, IN; March 24, 2011.

Mapar, J., Orr, J., Smith, D.L., Ames, J., and Batalin, M.  Panel Discussion: "Protecting the Protectors: Ensuring Health and Safety of First Responders Through Wireless Localization and Physiological Monitoring". Wireless Health Conference. San Diego, CA; October 5-7, 2010.

Smith, D.L. "Heat Stress and Cardiovascular Strain Following Firefighting Activities". New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association Seminar. Liverpool, NY; September 29, 2010.

Smith, D.L. "Physiological Strain of Firefighting". Firefighter Cardiovascular Health & Safety Research Summit. Champaign, IL; September 16-17, 2010.

Smith, D.L. and Horn, G. "Effects of On-Scene Rehabilitation on Physiological Recovery from Firefighting Activities". International Association of Fire Chiefs, Fire-Rescue International.Chicago, IL; August 24-28, 2010.

Smith, D.L. "Sudden Cardiac Events: Why Are Firefighters at Risk?" Fire Department Instructor's Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana; April 21, 2010.

Smith, D.L. "Physiological Stress of Firefighting". Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York. Saratoga Springs, NY; April, 17, 2010.