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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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Firefighters can suffer serious health problems and experience cardiac disorders derived from high pollutants inhalation. During experimental field burns, environmental and heart rate data from firefighters were collected and it was possible to observe that changes in heart rate were related with variations in pollutants inhalation...
Author(s): Raquel Sebastião, Sandra Sorte, Joana Valente, Ana Isabel Miranda, José Maria Fernandes
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
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
The recent mountain pine beetle outbreak affecting lodgepole pine forests in the Rocky Mountains has created a novel fire environment for wildland firefighters. This paper presents results from an examination of firefighters’ observations of fire behavior in post-outbreak lodgepole pine forests, with a focus on what they considered...
Author(s): Kevin Moriarty, Anthony S. Cheng, Chad M. Hoffman, Stuart P. Cottrell, Martin E. Alexander
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
For wildland firefighters, the ability to efficiently evacuate the fireline is limited by terrain, vegetation, and fire conditions. The impacts of terrain and vegetation on evacuation time to a safety zone may not be apparent when considering potential control locations either at the time of a wildfire or during pre-suppression...
Author(s): Michael J. Campbell, Wesley G. Page, Philip E. Dennison, Bret W. Butler
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This paper provides analysis of international fire service siege wildfire suppression thresholds and reports on the effect of forest fuel structure, fire weather condition and terrain on the suitability of suppression strategies. Further, this study applies a fire engineering approach whereby siege wildfire behaviour is...
Author(s): Greg Penney, Daryoush Habibi, Marcus Cattani
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

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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).