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A study on hydration on the fireground

In 2011, researchers conducted a study into the impact of the previously little understood effects of drinking water while on the fireground.

Read this study about the effect of hydration on firefighter's health


Imagine you are about to start a shift as a bush firefighter, what is one thing you would take with you?

Look out for each other. If you are feeling thirsty, it is likely that the people around you are also thirsty.

  • Being prepared,
  • Fighting fires,
  • Fire fighters,
  • Major bush fires,
  • People


One year on from the 2019/2020 summer catastrophic bushfires, the Central Coast Council took time to say ‘thank you’ to the volunteers, frontline workers and residents who helped to protect the community and give back during one of the most devastating natural disasters the Coast has ever seen. The bush fires of summer 2019/20 will leave a lasting impact on us all. As we hear the unique stories of 15 courageous locals who gave so much during this time, one common theme shines through: the strength, resilience and spirit of the Central Coast community.

Dehydration is one of the risks that makes firefighting dangerous.

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