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In this February 2016 photograph, taken at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, at Ichauway, in Newton, GA, Ambarish Vaidyanathan of the Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects (EHHE), Environmental Health Tracking Branch, gets first-hand training from a Jones Center fire boss, in how to properly set up a prescribed burn. Through the use of prescribed, or planned burns, the Forest Service and private landowners, are able to prevent large, unplanned fires, and thus control negative effects on air quality, and water quality, as well as the need for emergency response. NCEH EHHE has worked with state health departments, EPA, the US Forest Service and others, over the last 20-years, to provide assistance in assessing health impacts from wildfires, and has participated in the development of a number of resource documents for public health officials, and health researchers, on public health response to wildfire events.
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