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Wildland Firefighter Respiratory Protection Fact Sheet

Wildland firefighters are exposed to many of the same naturally occurring respiratory hazards as structural firefighters: the myriad byproducts of wood pyrolysis and combustion, including carbon monoxide (CO), acrolein, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, aldehydes and ketones and acid gases.

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded a contract to TDA Research to develop a scarf-type respiratory protection system.

Last Published Date: August 22, 2018
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