Brent Ruby
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Human Dimensions of Fire Management
Human Factors of Firefighter Safety

NRFSN number: 19299
Record updated: April 10, 2019

from text "In the recent manuscript by Collins et al. [1], the authors conclude that the manuscript sample (n = 9) of wildland firefighters (WLFFs) experienced changes in body composition across the 2017 season. However, the authors outline a misconception of what body composition analyses may provide agencies and fire crews in relation to detecting underlying cardiovascular risk. Moreover, the authors suggest that seasonal measurements of body composition can help to detect nutritional insufficiencies, impaired job performance, and cardiovascular risk but provide little supporting evidence."


Ruby BC. 2019. Comment on Collins, C.N.; et al. Body Composition Changes of United States Smokejumpers during the 2017 Fire Season. Fire 2018, 1, 48. Fire 2(1), 15. doi:10.3390/fire2010015

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