Sharkey, Brian . 1998. Heat Stress. 9851 2841. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 2 p.
This pamphlet describes the symptoms and effects of heat stress, including heat disorders such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. It also describes preventive measures that can be taken to help avoid heat stress effects in the work environment. Wildland firefighting is arduous work. Shifts are long, often in steep terrain and at higher elevations. The weather is usually hot and dry,
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