Wildland Firefighter Health Effects Study - A Brief Overview
Media Type: Video
  • Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
Date: September 9, 2019

Cataloging Information

  • firefighter health
  • health effects
  • health impacts
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Record Last Modified: December 10, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 58623


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.

Recording Length: 0:05:31
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