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The Smoke That You Shouldn’t Have

Author(s): Randall C. Thomas
Year Published: 2020

In 2018, Fire Management Today carried an article on smoke exposure (6 Minutes for Safety 2018). The article describes actions you can take to mitigate smoke exposure and techniques for reducing the exposure of firefighters to heavy smoke. The article is very informative, with a lot of good points to consider. I would suggest another consideration. I believe that some people, including me, are more susceptible to the effects of smoke than others—and that if you are highly sensitive to the effects of smoke, then you should seriously consider not fighting fires.

Citation: Thomas RC. 2020. The Smoke That You Shouldn’t Have. Fire Management Today 78(2): 36-37.
Topic(s): Human Dimensions of Fire Management, Human Factors of Firefighter Safety, Smoke & Air Quality, Smoke & Populations
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 21943
Record updated: Sep 29, 2020