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Wildland Firefighter Health & Safety Report

Issue No. 13

About the Author

Brian Sharkey, an exercise physiologist at MTDC, has done research and development work on fitness tests and programs, heat stress, hydration, nutrition, protective clothing, tools, fatigue, work/rest cycles, and employee health (wellness). His work has been honored with USDA Superior Service and Distinguished Service Awards, a Forest Service Technology Transfer Award, and the International Association of Wildland Fire Safety Award. He is past president of the American College of Sports Medicine and author of several books including "Hard Work", 2008, with Dr. Paul Davis, published by Human Kinetics.

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