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The National Weather Service (NWS) Real-Time Mesoscale Analysis (RTMA) has been developed to provide a national standard Analysis of Record (AoR) for large scale verification and bias-correction efforts. The RTMA and related Un-Restricted mesoscale...

Person: Leach
Year: 2019
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES

Carbon monoxide (CO) exposure levels encountered by wildland firefighters (WLFs) throughout their work shift can change considerably within a few minutes due to the varied tasks that are performed and the changing environmental and fire conditions...

Person: Henn, Butler, Li, Sussell, Hale, Broyles, Reinhardt
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildland firefighters engaged in fire suppression activities are often exposed to hazardous air pollutants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and particulate matter (PM2.5) during wildfires with no respiratory protection. Although the most...

Person: Navarro, Cisneros, Schweizer, Chowdhary, Noth, Balmes, Hammond
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Australian building standard AS 3959 provides mandatory requirements for the construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas in order to improve the resilience of the building to radiant heat, flame contact, burning embers, and a combination of these...

Person: Khan, Sutherland, Wadhwani, Moinuddin
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Advanced Fire Environment Learning Unit (AFELU) will host three speakers to talk about Predictive Services comparison tools (Robert Ziel, Alaska Fire Science Consortium), predicting fire behavior in Alaska (Chris Moore, Alaska Fire Service), and...

Person: Ziel, Moore, Lahm
Year: 2019
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES

Firefighters in the line of duty are exposed to many hazardous air toxics released from burning vegetation and other materials that may cause severe health risks. Current literature does not consider complex mixtures and cumulative impacts of these air...

Person: MacSween, Paton-Walsh, Roulston, Guérette, Edwards, Reisen, Desservettaz, Cameron, Young, Kubistin
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Prescribed fires in forest ecosystems can negatively impact human health and safety by transporting smoke downwind into nearby communities. Smoke transport to communities is known to occur around Bend, Oregon, United States of America (USA), where...

Person: Miller, O'Neill, Rorig, Alvarado
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

The impact of wildland fire smoke on air quality and health is an issue growing in importance to many health officials across the country, as well as federal, state and local decision-makers. This webinar gives an overview of EPA’s tools and resources...

Person: Long
Year: 2019
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES

Background: Asthma-related outcomes are regularly used by studies to investigate the association between human exposure to landscape fire smoke and health. Robust summary effect estimates are required to inform health protection policy for fire smoke...

Person: Borchers-Arriagada, Horsley, Palmer, Morgan, Tham, Johnston
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Our project examines the association between percent African American and smoke pollution in the form of prescribed burn-sourced, fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in the U.S. state of Georgia for 2018. (1) Background: African Americans constitute 32.4%...

Person: Johnson-Gaither, Afrin, Garcia-Menendez, Odman, Huang, Goodrick, da Silva
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES