Firefighters and Heat Stress: How Kestrel Instruments Provides Protection

No matter the time of year, heat stress is a health concern for firefighters of all experience levels. Monitoring heat stress levels with Kestrel Weather Meters and recognizing the symptoms of heat stress can help prevent illness, injury and even death. A Glimpse Into the Effects of Heat Stress Mark Hofman from Oregon State University is an athletic trainer and a Wildland Firefighter. While being trained to provide medical services to physically active individuals, Hoffman has vital insight into the seriousness of heat stress during firefighter assignments and training. Shedding Light on Heat Stress for Firefighters on the Job Whether...

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Ecological Research: Combining the Power of Pointing Dogs and Kestrel Weather Meters

Did you know that dogs have a sense of smell 40 times greater than a human's? With 300 olfactory sensors in their noses, a dog's sense of smell helps humans on many levels - from detecting missing persons to assisting scientists with ecological research. This is especially true for pointing dogs, which were used for hunting birds before the invention of guns. While dogs have a keen sense of smell, the weather can affect the scent and the dog’s ability to track the scent during ecological research. Kestrel Weather Meters allows for potentially more accurate tracking and environmental analysis, keeping...

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