Author(s):
Kathleen M. Navarro, Stacey S. Frederick
Year Published:

Cataloging Information

Topic(s):
Human Dimensions of Fire Management
Human Factors of Firefighter Safety
Smoke & Air Quality
Smoke & Populations
Wildland Firefighter Health

FRAMES RCS Number: 24353
Record updated: November 29, 2022
NRFSN number: 16582

Wildland firefighters suppressing wildland fires or conducting prescribed fires work long shifts and are exposed to high levels of smoke with no respiratory protection. Inhalation of smoke is a safety concern for wildland firefighters and can potentially impair their performance and cause short and long term health impacts.

Citation

Navarro, Kathleen M.; Frederick, Stacey S. 2017. Wildland firefighter exposure to hydrocarbons. Research Brief for Resource Managers. California Fire Science Consortium. 2 p.

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