First Responder Fatigue Can Be the Difference Between Life and Death

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By Clark Lee, JD CHHS Senior Law & Policy Analyst

Fatigue in emergency response providers can compromise the effectivness of any emergency response operation. Appropriate emergency response preparedness, management, policy making and research efforts can mitigate the dangers posed by resonder fatigue. This article focuses on the need for developing and implementing such efforts nationwide and considers existing resources, opportunities and challenges for accomplishing this goal.

This article was published in the September/October 2011 edition of the Journal of Emergency Management.

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