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Research and Publications Database

The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are more than 4,000 documents, which have been carefully categorized by the NRFSN to highlight topics and ecosystems important in the Northern Rockies Region. Categorized resources include records from the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), and Fire Effects Information System (FEIS).

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OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate pre- and postseason measures of body composition, skeletal muscle, and blood parameters/liver lipid in wildland firefighters (WLFF) over the fire season. METHODS: Alaskan WLFF (N = 27) crews were evaluated pre- and postwildfire season, which included 63 ± 10 operational days....
Author(s): R.H. Coker, C.J. Murphy, M. Johannsen, G. Galvin, B.C. Ruby
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
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...
Author(s): Brent Ruby
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Accurately predicting fire spread and behaviour on the fireline, in the field, is highly important in order to prevent the loss of human life, improve the success of initial attack and better understand the potential fire behaviour, minimizing many risks for firefighters. We present the Wildfire Analyst™ Pocket Edition application (...
Author(s): Santiago Monedero, Joaquin Ramírez, Adrián Cardil
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildland firefighters in the United States (US) are exposed to a variety of hazards while performing their jobs in America’s wildlands. Although the threats posed by vehicle accidents, aircraft mishaps and heart attacks claim the most lives (Figure 1), situations where firefighters are caught in a life-threatening, fire behavior-...
Author(s): William Matt Jolly, Bret W. Butler, Wesley G. Page, Patrick H. Freeborn
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Safety rules have long been associated with a rationalist or compliance/violation logic, meaning that workers must comply with rules, and can expect disciplinary action if they violate them. In recent years, scholars have begun to introduce an adaptation safety paradigm, proposing that rules should be used as 'tools' for flexible...
Author(s): Jody L. Jahn
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
from the text "Ruby [1] helped identify minor text mistakes or areas for clarification that occurred in Collins et al. [2]. The text mistakes in the article do not affect the study results and in each case help to strengthen clarity of the study methods and validity of the results. For this, Dr. Ruby is thanked for his evaluation....
Author(s): Randall H. Brooks
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The effects on dehydration and cognitive performance from heat and/or physical activity are well established in the laboratory, although have not yet been studied for personnel working in occupations such as wildland firefighting regularly exposed to these types of conditions. This study aimed to investigate the effects of...
Author(s): Michael A. Cvirn, Jillian Dorrian, Bradley P. Smith, Grace E. Vincent, Sarah M. Jay, Greg D. Roach, Charli Sargent, Brianna Larsen, Brad Aisbett, Sally A. Ferguson
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Too many of our brothers and sisters in the fire service are dying in the line of duty while fighting fire in the wildland environment. Data suggests wildland firefighters die at a higher rate than those involved in structural fire response, and the emotional, social and fiscal costs of wildland firefighter death, accident, and...
Author(s): Tom Harbour
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The purpose of this study was to examine the pattern of urinary protein excretion induced by 3 consecutive days of wildland firefighting. Eighteen male active-duty military personnel served as the participants. All testing on the 3 consecutive days was conducted at a Northwestern USA fire camp. All participants consumed military-...
Author(s): N. Yasuda, B.C. Ruby
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Interagency Hotshot Crews (IHCs) are a crucial firefighting suppression resource in the United States. These crews travel substantial distances each year and work long and arduous assignments that can cause accumulated fatigue. Current dispatching practices for these crews are supposed to send the closest resource while adhering to...
Author(s): Erin J. Belval, David E. Calkin, Yu Wei, Crystal S. Stonesifer, Matthew P. Thompson, Alex Taylor Masarie
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article

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These resources are compiled in partnership with the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), and Fire Effects Information System (FEIS).