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Sharkey, Brian . 2009. Wildland Firefighter Health & Safety Report: No. 13. 0951 2801P. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.

The featured topic in this issue discusses the importance of sleep for wildland firefighters and includes the results of sleep surveys filled out by 140 incident management team members based at fire camps in California and Montana during 2008. An article discusses a draft report recommending changes in the occupational exposure limits for carbon monoxide and airborne particulate matter 3.5 microns and smaller on persons working on the fireline or at incident base camps. The research section includes information on;

  • Studies of shift food lunches for firefighters
  • Surveys administered to 129 incident management team members during the 2008 fire season to determine their perceptions of stress and how team members were coping with stress
  • The effects of eating packaged meals on muscle glycogen while firefighters were supporting themselves in spike camps

Keywords: carbon monoxide, fire fighting, firefighting, food, glycogen, incident base camps, incident management teams, occupational exposure limits, particulate, safety at work, shift food, sleep, smoke, stress, wfhsr


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