ID#: 22803
In this February 2016 photograph, taken at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, at Ichauway, located in Newton, GA, Acting Division Chief, Paul Garbe, gets firsthand experience in setting 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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Content Provider(s): CDC/ CDC-Connects, Theresa Roebuck
Creation Date: 2016
Photo Credit: Fuyuen Yip
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