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Domitrovich, Joe ; Sharkey, Brian . 2010. Heat Illness Basics for Wildland Firefighters. 1051 2316P. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.

Wildland firefighters, who put in long hours of hard work in the heat, are subject to heat illnesses, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. This tech tip offers advice that will help wildland firefighters prevent heat illness, recognize the signs of heat illness, and know what to do in the event of heat illness. The first step to taken when heat illness is suspected is to remove the victim from work.

Keywords: acclimation, acclimatization, clothing, cramps, fitness, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, hydration, medications, safety at work, symptoms, temperature


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