Tag Archives: health

Report: Broad Risk of COVID-19 at Wildfire Camps

Evaluating best- and worst-case scenarios     By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Outbreaks of the coronavirus could sweep through large camps where crews typically stay as they fight wildfires across the U.S., according to a federal ...

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New Medical Exams Required for Alaska Federal Firefighters

Applies to those working for Alaska Fire Service   FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — People wanting to fight wildfires in Alaska will have to submit to a medical examination before working for the federal government’s Alaska Fire Service. The new requirement ...

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Study Finds Decline in Health, Reaction Time Among Wildland Firefighters

Sleep and nutrition eyed in larger study By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Randy Brooks’ son had a request three years ago: What could his dad do to make wildland firefighting safer? To Brooks, a professor at ...

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Report: Critical Health and Safety Issues in the Volunteer Fire Service

USFA and NVFC highlight issues related to health and safety   National Volunteer Fire Council The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has released the results of a partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) that studied firefighter occupational health ...

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