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Injuries, illnesses, and fatalities among wildland firefighters

Author(s): Richard Mangan
Year Published: 2002

From the text ... "This article discusses factors that are critical to both firefighters and fire managers in ensuring a safe and productive workforce. First, it discusses such items as the work environment, the firefighter workforce, physical fitness, nutrition, work/rest cycles, lifestyle choices, and job requirements. Next, it reviews firefighter illnesses, injuries, and fatalities, with the purpose of identifying mitigation measures for reducing and/or eliminating the risks from the fire environment. The mitigation measures suggested are applicable to firefighters at all organizational levels: Federal, State, rural, volunteer, and contractor."

Citation: Mangan, R. J. 2002. Injuries, illnesses, and fatalities among wildland firefighters. Fire Management Today, v. 62, no. 3, p. 36-40. http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/fmt/fmt_pdfs/fmt62-3.pdf.
Topic(s): Human Dimensions of Fire Management
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 15464
TTRS (Tall Timbers Research Station) Number: 15928
Record updated: Sep 18, 2017