Smoke exposure at prescribed burns
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Smoke exposure at prescribed burns a study on the effects of smoke exposure on firefighters at prescribed burns. by

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Published by Forest Service, Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service Fire and Environmental Research Applications Group, Pacific Northwest Research Station in [Portland, Or.?] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Prescribed burning -- Washington (State),
  • Prescribed burning -- Oregon.,
  • Fire fighters -- Washington (State),
  • Fire fighters -- Oregon.,
  • Forest reserves -- Washington (State),
  • Forest reserves -- Oregon -- Recreational use.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Shipping list no.: 95-0147-P.

ContributionsPacific Northwest Research Station (Portland, Or.). Forest Service Fire and Environmental Research Applications Group.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 folded sheet (8 p.) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17683168M

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