The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service Health & Wellbeing Study
The SAMFS Health & Wellbeing Study is a 3-year NHMRC Partnership Grant with the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service, examining the resilience, health and wellbeing of Australian firefighters.
Due to the nature of their work, firefighters are regularly exposed to a range of duty-related stressful and/or traumatic events, which may be impacting on their health and wellbeing.
This pioneering investigation will enable the MFS to obtain an overall picture of the mental and physical health of their personnel as a workforce as well as provide a better understanding of the potential trauma and occupational stress personnel may be experiencing during the course of duty. The invaluable information gained from this study will then be used to inform future MFS policy and procedure.