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Title

Injuries, illnesses, and fatalities among wildland firefighters
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): R. J. Mangan
Publication Year: 2002

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • fire equipment
  • fire injuries (humans)
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • firefighting personnel
  • health factors
  • heat effects
  • mortality
  • nutrition
  • smoke effects
  • Washington
  • wilderness areas
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: May 22, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 41069
Tall Timbers Record Number: 15928
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32:62/3
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

From the text ... 'This article discusses factors that are critical to both firefighters and fire managers in ensuring a safe and productive workforce. First, it discusses such items as the work environment, the firefighter workforce, physical fitness, nutrition, work/rest cycles, lifestyle choices, and job requirements. Next, it reviews firefighter illnesses, injuries, and fatalities, with the purpose of identifying mitigation measures for reducing and/or eliminating the risks from the fire environment. The mitigation measures suggested are applicable to firefighters at all organizational levels: Federal, State, rural, volunteer, and contractor.'

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Citation:
Mangan, R. J. 2002. Injuries, illnesses, and fatalities among wildland firefighters. Fire Management Today, v. 62, no. 3, p. 36-40.