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Wildland Fire Safety

Photo Courtesy of NOAA. Preparedness and training can save fire fighters lives when battling a natural disaster like the wild fire in this picture.

Preparedness and training can save fire fighters lives when battling a natural disaster like the wild fire in this picture

Photo Courtesy of NOAA

Wildland fires can spread quickly and sometimes without notice. Disasters like these can expose fire fighters, first responders or even the general population, in fire prone areas, to hazards such as:

  • Burns
  • Environmental conditions (e.g., lightning, steep or remote terrain)
  • Heat illness
  • Smoke, ash, and burning debris
  • Struck by objects (e.g., rocks, trees, or vehicles)

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  • Contact with vegetation (e.g., poison ivy, thorns)
  • Electrocutions from powerlines
  • Overexertion
  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Scrapes and cuts
  • Slips, trips, falls
  • Stress
  • Vehicle collisions or rollovers

Hazards like these could result in serious injuries or even death.

Here are some safety & health related topics that can provide prevention information for those who fight these types of fires, as well as awareness information for the general public.

Ground Fighting

Response and Recovery

Preparedness and Prevention

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