I’m sharing this story in case you get the same call I did: “your coronavirus test came back positive.” COVID guilt is a real thing. But you should think twice before blaming yourself.
Here are some numbers and a few lessons from incidents that occurred during the first half of 2020 (January - June).
Hydration specific to wildland firefighters.
Operational engagement can be an addictive coping mechanism in its own convoluted way.
The Wildland Fire Medical and Public Health Advisory Team was established to lead COVID-19 planning, prevention, and mitigation for wildland fire operations.
This article is about one Hotshot Superintendent's experience implementing COVID-19 mitigations.
Content Provided by National Technology and Development Program (NTDP) Heat Stress. Heat Cramps. Heat Exhaustion. Heatstroke... Heat-Related Injury (HRI). More than likely, you’ve heard these terms or possibly experienced symptoms yourself? At some point, we’ve all probably been on a hillside somewhere (listening to or) assisting with a medevac for a possible heat-related injury. If … Continue reading Heat Stress: It’s Not Just about Drinking Water
[This article is featured in the Spring 2020 Issue of Two More Chains.] By Bre Orcasitas The Era Before COVID-19 If you stop and think about it, normal annual preparation and implementation of wildland fire resources is akin to a well-rehearsed orchestra whose members all know their part and come in on cue. An orchestra … Continue reading Throwing Us a Monkey Wrench of Historic Proportions
This article is about options for improving wildland fire medical kits.
This article revisits a Strep Throat Outbreak on the Frye Fire in 2017. Some of the lessons might help us imagine what we may soon face.