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Karen L. Riley, Kit O'Connor
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Wildland Firefighter Health

NRFSN number: 25936
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Falling trees and tree fragments are one of the top five leading causes of fatalities for wildland fire responders. Wildfires - along with insect infestations, drought, disease, and other disturbances - have increased dead and dying trees in forests across the western United States.


Riley, Karin; O Connor, Kit. 2023. Heads up in a dead forest: Using the Snag Hazard map to support safety and strategic planning for fire responders. Science You Can Use (in 5 Minutes), January 2023. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.