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Daniel M. Jimenez
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Wildland Firefighter Health

NRFSN number: 25935
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Building containment lines and removing fuels can bring wildland firefighters close to advancing flames. In these high-risk situations, firefighters depend on safety zones - large, open areas with little flammable material where they can retreat if conditions turn dangerous.


Jimenez, Dan. 2023. The Safe Separation Distance Evaluator: Is my safety zone big enough Science You Can Use (in 5 Minutes), February 2023. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.