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As we enter the wildfire season in the northern hemisphere, the potential for a dangerous interaction between SARS-CoV-2 and smoke pollution should be recognized and acknowledged. This is challenging because the public health threat of COVID-19 is...

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

This webinar from the APHA Center for Climate, Health and Equity discussed wildfire smoke and its public health impacts with a focus on health equity. Presenters:

  • Described the public health impacts of wildfire smoke.
  • Identified...
Person: Patel, Barrett, Cascio, Nootz
Year: 2020
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES

Almost every year, First Nations are evacuated in Canada because of wildfire proximity and smoke. Dynamics of wildfires, and remote locations, unique sociocultural characteristics, and limited emergency management resources present challenges for...

Person: Mottershead, McGee, Christianson
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

The destructive wildfires that occurred recently in the western US starkly foreshadow the possible future of forest ecosystems and human communities in the region. With increases in the area burned by severe wildfire in seasonally dry forests expected...

Person: Stephens, Westerling, Hurteau, Peery, Schultz, Thompson
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

We are investigating policies that affect land managers’ ability to conduct pre-scribed fire on US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in the 11 Western states. Our goals are to identify policy constraints, facilitative strategies...

Person: Schultz, Santo, Huber-Stearns, McCaffrey
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

A webinar delivered to the NWCG Smoke Committee by Dianna Sampson on 21 May 2020. The new fire reporting system, Interagency Fire Occurrence Reporting Modules (InFORM), is designed to modernize and streamline wildfire reporting by providing a single,...

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

Cal Fire Permitting and Prescribed Burning - Brian Mattos, Cal Fire Unit Forester for Resource Management

Air Quality Permitting & the Health Impacts of Fire - David Conway, Environmental Health Director, Mariposa County Health Department...

Person: Mattos, Conway
Year: 2020
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES

Planned Burn (PB)-Piedmont model (Achtemeier 2005) is a valuable tool for modeling nighttime and early morning smoke movement in the Piedmont region of the South. PB-Piedmont uses the North American Mesoscale Forecast System model (NAM) for its...

Person: Fill, Crandall, Godwin
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

With multiple agencies/entities, groups and task forces all working to find solutions for operational concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the need for a space to share information is apparent. This forum serves as a platform to ask questions...

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Type: Website
Source: FRAMES

Wildland fire incident management activities create an ideal environment for the transmission of infectious diseases: high-density living and working conditions, lack of access to and use of soap and sanitizers, and a transient workforce. These and...

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Type: Website
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