The Wildfire Conservancy is working with the national Fire Fighter Cancer Cohort Study. We are leading the effort to enroll hundreds of wildland firefighters to study exposure risk and identify interventions to help reduce the risk of cancer.
Our firefighters are working in some of the most hazardous conditions imaginable, with limited protection from smoke or particulate exposure. We continue to study the risks, and how we can keep our firefighters safe.
The clean cab concept has become more commonplace in structure and urban firefighting, however it has not been widely implemented on WUI/wildland fires. With support from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, we are working to identify the hazards inside the apparatus, and what you can do to stay safe.
One of the most basic tools in firefighting is also often the most unreliable. We are currently working with engineering students at University of California San Diego to explore a new design.