ERHPL

Dedicated to promoting health and safety for fire, EMS, and law enforcement through research and education…

Mission: Emergency responder activities are intrinsically dangerous. The Emergency Responder Human Performance Laboratory is dedicated to conduct research and assist in developing guidelines that improve the occupational health and safety of emergency responders. We seek to improve performance and safety during firefighting, hazardous materials incidents, and emergencies resulting from chemical, biological, and radiological agents by improving knowledge and understanding of the physiological stresses that accompany work in various forms of personal protective equipment.

Emergency responder activities are intrinsically dangerous. The faculty of the Emergency Responder Human Performance Laboratory are experts in emergency medicine, cardiology, exercise physiology and physical therapy. Additionally, they are firefighters, prehospital providers, and hazardous materials technicians.  This unique group of people are dedicated to improving performance and safety during firefighting, hazardous materials incidents, and emergencies resulting from chemical, biological, and radiological agents by improving knowledge and understanding of the physiological stresses that accompany work in various forms of personal protective equipment.