In this debut podcast of “On the Line”, moderator Charlie Palmer, along with University of Montana professors Dr. Chuck Dumke and Dr. Brent Ruby discuss heat related illnesses/injuries (HRI’s) for wildland firefighters. HRI’s fall along a continuum of severity, with heat cramps being the mildest form, through heat exhaustion, and lastly heat stroke, the most severe, life-threatening type of HRI. What can the science tell us about HRI, and why firefighters are at risk for heat related illnesses, along with applied strategies on how to reduce the risk of HRI’s are discussed.
Length of Episode
32 minutes, 25 seconds
Digital File Format
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Palmer, Charles; Dumke, Charles; and Ruby, Brent, "Season 1, Episode 01: Heat Related Injuries" (2017). On the Line Podcasts. 1.