This video provides a brief overview of a new approach to examine the potential health effects that wildland firefighters may experience working on wildland fires. This effort is a collaboration between the National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH), the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service.

As you will see in the video, a NIOSH team actually goes into the field on a wildfire in Idaho to test members of the Sawtooth Interagency Hotshot Crew on potential impacts to their overall health, including effects to their hearts, lungs, kidneys, and hearing.

For more information on this study, please contact the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center (https://www.wildfirelessons.net/aboutus).

Media Record Details

Sep 9, 2019
George Broyles
Topic(s):
Human Dimensions of Fire Management, Human Factors of Firefighter Safety, Wildland Firefighter Health