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Wildland firefighter exposure to hydrocarbons

Author(s): Kathleen M. Navarro, Stacey S. Frederick
Year Published: 2017

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.
Topic(s): Human Dimensions of Fire Management, Human Factors of Firefighter Safety, Smoke & Air Quality, Smoke & Populations
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Research Brief or Fact Sheet
NRFSN number: 16582
FRAMES RCS number: 24353
Record updated: Feb 27, 2018