Wildland Firefighter Health Effects Study

An overview of a field test in Idaho

 

(Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center)

 

Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center – This video provides a brief overview of a new approach to examine the potential health effects that wildland firefighters may experience working on wildland fires.

This effort is a collaboration between the National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH), the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service.

As you will see in the video, a NIOSH team actually goes into the field on a wildfire in Idaho to test members of the Sawtooth Interagency Hotshot Crew on potential impacts to their overall health, including effects to their hearts, lungs, kidneys, and hearing.

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For more information on this study, please contact the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center (https://www.wildfirelessons.net/aboutus).

As results of this effort are made available, the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center will share them (www.wildfirelessons.net.)

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