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February Flare up - Health Edition 

Four weeks of webinars focused on health issues through the lens of wildland fires. Our expert speakers will delve into various aspects of physical and mental health, providing valuable insights and information. 

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Feb 3 2023, 9:30 - 11am
Fundamentals - February 3, 2023 What is climate, and why is understanding climate important? What physical processes influence global climate? What is the difference between weather and climate?... and so much more!

Feb 10 2023, 9:30 - 11am
February Flare up Climate Change - Historical Featuring: Trisha Hook, Climate Change Impact Technician, dendrochronology and forest health, Northern Forestry Centre; and, ‪Kendrick Brown, Research Scientist focused on historical climate and fire…

Feb 17 2023, 9:30 - 11am
Applications and tools - February 17, 2023 What products are out there? Ways to extract and clean data. Choosing a model, best practices, and appropriate use.

Feb 24 2023, 9:30 - 11am
A brief look at atmosphere and ocean climate modelling, ensembles, and seasonal forecasts.

Feb 2 2024, 9 - 10am
How does wildfire smoke affect our health? Learn about what is in wildfire smoke and how it impacts our health while also exploring the evidence gaps and effective health protection strategies. Presented by Dr. Sarah Henderson, Scientific Director…

Feb 9 2024, 9:30 - 10:30am
Join Dr. Preston Cline, Director of Research, Co-Founder, and Principal at the Mission Critical Team Institute, as he discusses the importance of protecting your mental health and building resilience when working in mission critical roles,…

Feb 16 2024, 9:30 - 10:30am
Firefighters are occupationally exposed to a wide range of combustion-derived toxicants, including some known and probable human carcinogens. The level of exposure depends on the type of event, the PPE being used, and the individual’s role in fire…

Feb 23 2024, 9:30 - 10:30am
Explore the initiatives and efforts being undertaken in Canada to address the mental and physical well-being of wildland firefighters. Natasha Broznitsky will provide a comprehensive overview of the research and strategies being implemented within…