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Skidmore College
First Responder Health and Safety Laboratory



  1. Promote the health, safety and optimal performance of first responders.
  1. Conduct scientific research that documents the magnitude of physiological strain associated with performing required job tasks.
  1. Develop strategies to mitigate physiological strain and increase performance of first responders and test the effectiveness of those strategies.
  1. Communicate with first responders and governing bodies regarding strategies to improve health and safety and enhance performance.