J Occup Environ Med 2021 Nov 23. Epub 2021 Nov 23.
Montana Center for Work Physiology and Exercise Metabolism, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT (Rosales, Dodds, Hailes, Ruby), Cardio Protection Laboratory, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT (Quindry), Integrative Physiology Laboratory, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK (Coker), National Technology and Development Program, United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Missoula, MT (Sol).
Objective: Determine serum lipid and general health/fitness alterations following a 5-month wildfire suppression season.
Methods: We recruited 100 wildland firefighters (WLFFs) to a 5-month pre- to post-season observational study. Nude body mass, blood pressure (BP), grip strength, and step-test heart rate (HR) were recorded. Read More