Search Results

Smoke exposure health effects and mitigations for wildland fire personnel

View webinar recording. Wildland firefighters are exposed to wood smoke, which contains hazardous air pollutants, during wildland fire management assignments across the U.S. each year. In this webinar, Kathleen Navarro, PhD, presented...

Engaging fires before they start: Spatial fire planning for the 21st Century

View webinar recording. New fire management paradigms are emerging that recognize fire is inevitable, and in many cases desirable. During this webinar you will be introduced to a new process for spatial...

Fire operations: Discussing current practices and necessary changes

View report. This collection of essays—divided into three key categories: Risk, Culture, and Operations—daylights qualities and practices in the wildland fire service across a broad spectrum, from outdated and unwarranted to honorable...

Decision biases and heuristics among emergency managers: Just like the public they manage for?

View study. This study found that emergency managers exhibit some of the same decision biases, sensitivity to framing, and heuristics found in studies of the general public, even when making decisions in...

Wildland fire operations: Discussing current practices and necessary changes

View report. This collection represents collective insight into how we operate and why we must alter some of our most ingrained practices and perspectives.

ALERTWildfire.org

Access site. ALERTWildfire is a consortium of three universities — The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), University of California San Diego (UCSD), and the University of Oregon (UO) — providing access to...

Use of small unmanned aircraft on wildfire incidents

Webinar recording. Unmanned Aircraft, commonly called “Drones,” are being used more and more for public safety, research, etc. Falling prices, rising capabilities, and a favorable regulatory framework are all fueling this growth....

Open book with a bar chart on left page and line graph and lines simulating text on the right page

Wildland fire smoke health effects on wildland firefighters and the public

View report. Using epidemiology studies to understand the exposure-response relationship for PM, this study found that firefighters were at an increased risk for long-term health effects from smoke exposure. The risk for...

Speaker at the podium in front of an audience

15th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit and 5th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference

Visit conference website. It has been more than 20 years since the social impacts of wildfires have begun to draw significant attention from policymakers and land managers. And the adverse effects on...

Computer monitor with triangular play button on the screen

US National Fire Danger Rating System: Past, present, and future

View recording. This seminar was presented by W. Matt Jolly and recorded by the USFS, RMRS, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory.