No one calls ‘000’ on a good day. Fire fighters, police officers, and soldiers, put their lives in harm’s way to serve and protect the community and can suffer rates of injury and illnesses above that of the general community in which they serve.
Professor Rob Orr’s research aims to improve the working environment and outcomes of these professionals through profiling their injuries and illness, identifying their key tasks and fitness requirements and working with industries, like Australian Defence Apparel and LEGear, to optimise their personal protective equipment.
Apart from technical reports and serving on various committees to inform National and State agencies and industry, publications in academic journals and conference presentations to inform academics, Dr Orr’s key dissemination to reach the tactical community is via presentations directly to these personnel, selected online and print magazines, social media, and media interviews.
Dr Orr completed his PhD in 2013 at the University of Queensland and now serves as the Director of the newly established Tactical Research Unit within the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University.
Tactical; firefighter; first responder; police; law enforcement; ADF; military