The Fire Protection Research Foundation will host a webinar on Thursday, November 10 on “Firefighter Exposure to Wildland Fire Smoke.”
In the webinar, researchers will discuss their ongoing investigation into the health effects of long-term wildland fire smoke inhalation, in the context of wildland firefighter occupational exposure.
The topics covered in this webinar include (1) characterisation of gaseous smoke constituents, (2) development of a preclinical model of occupational exposure to wildland fire smoke, (3) evidence of cardiopulmonary health effects of smoke inhalation, and (4) future considerations regarding protection of wildland firefighters to occupational exposure.
The research goal is to raise awareness of the potential short- and long-term health risks wildland firefighters face and to initiate a conversation between researchers and key stakeholders, including fire practitioners.
This US FEMA Assistance to Firefighters grant funded research was led by Dr. Jessica Oakes and Dr. Chiara Bellini, Northeastern University, Dr. Michael Gollner, University of California Berkeley, and Dr. Luke Montrose, Colorado State University.
Webinar registration is free and required to attend; register by visiting the NFPA’s website for more upcoming FPRF webinars and watch on-demand archived research webinars.
This webinar is supported by the Research Foundation 2022 Webinar Series Sponsors: American Wood Council, AXA XL Risk Consulting, FM Global, Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc., Telgian Engineering and Consulting, The Zurich Services Corporation.
To read more news and exclusive features see our latest issue here.