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Shawn Simonson – Exercise Physiology

Physiological Responses in Firefighting

The primary goal of Dr. Simonson’s study was to determine the physiological cost and response in simulated firefighting through structured training. During 4 life-fire training days, data collected was focused on the relative and maximum work intensity exhibited by firefighters, the physiological response to this intensity, body temperature, dehydration, and re-hydration.


City of Boise


City of Boise Fire Department, Human Performance Laboratory at Boise State

Additional Information:

Dr. Simonson, Director of the Human Performance Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology at Boise State University, has research interests in exercise and environmental physiology as well as publishing in the scholarship of teaching and learning. He also teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in laboratory and performance oriented courses.

Shawn Simonson

Principal Investigator:

Shawn Simonson, Ed.D, C.S.C.S, ASCM EP-C

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