Occupational Health Impacts of Wildfire

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Via Zoom

About this presentation

With increasing global wildfire activity, a growing number of workers are engaged in wildfire suppression activities. Wildfire fighters work through their summers to keep our communities safe and it is important we understand the potential impacts on their health. During this talk, Dr. Pelletier will present a summary of our current knowledge on the physical and mental health impacts of wildfire for wildfire fighters and people working in related roles. This will include an identification of major gaps in our understanding and a discussion on next steps for research based on worker-identified priorities.

About Chelsea Pelletier

Dr. Chelsea Pelletier is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences at UNBC. She has an emerging research interest in working with stakeholders to understand the health and well-being of wildfire fighters.

ACCESS: Current BVRC members will receive a Zoom invite; non-members can email info@bvcentre.ca for the link.