Wildland Fire Safety - Response and Recovery


Photo Courtesy of CDC. Personal protective equipment is a key element in protecting emergency response workers.

Personal protective equipment is a key element in protecting emergency response workers.

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Firefighters and other wildland fire responders may face particularly challenging situations as they perform their activities exposing them to hazards such as:

  • Electrical (High voltage lines)
  • Moving Vehicles
  • Heat Illness
  • Unstable Structures

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  • Awkward and heavy lifting
  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Chemicals
  • Confined spaces
  • Contact with various pests (e.g., rodents, snakes, insects)
  • Hazardous material (e.g., raw sewage)
  • Slips, trips, and falls

Hazards like these can lead to serious injuries or even death.

Here are some safety & health related topics that can provide prevention information for those who respond to this type of emergency.

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