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In order to meet preidentified objectives, prescribed burns are lit under specific conditions to produce desirable results such as favorable plant response, healthy forest and rangeland conditions for grazing and wildlife habitat, silvicultural...

Person: Rau
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

There has been an increasing interest in the economic health cost from smoke exposure from wildfires in the past 20 years, particularly in the north-western USA that is reflected in an emergent literature. In this review, we provide an overview and...

Person: Dittrich, McCallum
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfire frequency and severity are increasing in many locations around the world. Wildfires emit particles and trace gases that are harmful to public health. In this talk, I will share results from several projects around the world that are evaluating...

Person: Marlier
Year: 2020
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES

Reliable predictions of emissions from wildland fires are a key element of smoke management programs. Emission factors (the amount of pollutants produced per amount of fuel consumed) are used in models to estimate the composition of smoke. Over the...

Person: McDaniel
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Fire Environment Continuing Education SubCommittee presents the 2020 Fall Fire Environment Post Season Lessons Learned Webinar

Topics will include:

  • Satellite-derived data
  • WildfireSAFE
  • Tips for Remote fire...
Person: Lindley, Ziel, Teske, Jolly, Law
Year: 2020
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires, which are becoming more frequent and intense in many countries, pose serious threats to human health. To determine health impacts and provide public health messaging, satellite-based smoke plume data are sometimes used as a proxy for...

Person: Fadadu, Balmes, Holm
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Trace analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during wildfires is imperative for environmental and health risk assessment. The use of gas sampling devices mounted on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to chemically sample air during wildfires is of...

Person: Simms, Borras, Chew, Matsui, McCartney, Robinson, Kenyon, Davis
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

In response to wildfire-related air quality issues as well as those associated with winter wood stove use and prescribed and agricultural burning, Clean Air Methow’s Clean Air Ambassador program established a community air monitoring network (CAMN) to...

Person: Durkin, Gonzalez, Busch Isaksen, Walker, Errett
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Objectives: To determine the impact of bushfires on children’s physical activity.

Design: Natural experiment comparing device-measured physical activity and air quality index data for schools exposed and not exposed to the Australian bushfires...

Person: Cruz, Hartwig, Sanders, Noetel, Parker, Antczak, Lee, Lubans, Bauman, Cerin, Lonsdale
Year: 2021
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

KEY POINTS - Wildland firefighters do not wear respiratory protection while working long hours and can be exposed to elevated concentrations of smoke. There is very limited research on long-term health of wildland firefighters from smoke exposure...

Person: Navarro
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES