Fire Fighting in Canada

COVID-19 Updates Hot topics Wildfire Week
B.C. government preps for added risks of wildfire season

April 3, 2020
By The Kingston Whig-Standard

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April 3, 2020, Vancouver – B.C. wildfire fighters could face a battle on two fronts this summer as there’s likely to be some forest fire activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Research has revealed poor air quality increases susceptibility to respiratory viral infections by hampering immune function, while also increasing the severity of the disease. During the 2003 SARS outbreak, the risk of death doubled for people exposed to elevated levels of air pollution. | READ MORE


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