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Fire

Sharing Knowledge Through Wildland Firefighter Health and Safety Reports

Since 1962, the Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) has conducted laboratory and field studies that relate to firefighting. This work is the product of a cooperative research agreement with the University of Montana Human Performance Laboratory. Results of the studies are sent to the field periodically through Wildland Firefighter Health and Safety Reports.

Graphic image of the cover page for Wildland Firefighter Health and Safety Report, Number 10

The latest report, Wildland Firefighter Health and Safety Report: No. 10 (0651–2810–MTDC), describes the 45-year history of the partnership. Projects have focused on three main areas:

This report highlights the latest research on the food and snacks firefighters can eat to maintain work capacity. Heat stress, hyponatremia (caused by drinking too much water), and rhabdomyolysis (a problem that inactive individuals can experience after heavy exercise), also are discussed.

For more information, contact Brian Sharkey, project leader (phone: 406–329–3989; e-mail: bsharkey@fs.fed.us).

To order a copy of the report, contact Cailen Hegman, MTDC publications (phone: 406–329–3719; e-mail: cahegman@fs.fed.us).


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