Revista Chapingo Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente
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Revista Chapingo Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente
Volume XII, issue 1, January - June 2006
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EL PERFIL ACTUAL DEL COMBATIENTE OFICIAL DE INCENDIOS FORESTALES EN MÉXICO
THE PROFESSIONAL PROFILE OF THE OFFICIAL FIREFIGHTER IN MEXICO

Dante Arturo Rodríguez-Trejo; J. Santillán-Pérez; H. Tchikoué-Maga

http://dx.doi.org/

Received: 0000-00-00

Accepted: 0000-00-00

Available online: / pages.79-86

 

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  • descriptionAbstract

    Firefighting is a hard and risky work. However, the physical and professional profile of these valuable personal is not accurately known in Mexico. This work presents such a profile, and an index to valuate it. This valuation is based in the age, experience, training and physical characteristics. This work also describes other characteristics of the personal, such as education level, and the most common injures they suffer. For this purpose a survey was carried out on 35.4 % of CONAFOR’s permanent crew bosses, and 10.4 % of firefighters, in all of the 32 states of Mexico. The average values for the firefighter’s population were: 42 years old, 1.69m height, and 79 kg weight (21.9 % is obese), 15 fire seasons of experience, and 1.4 training courses. This proposed index has a maximum value of 100. 98.3 % of the firefighters had scores >60. The most common injuries include fractures, twisting, cuts and knocks. The selection of this personal should follow professional criteria and not labor union decisions, as it currently happens.

    Keyworks: firefighter, forest fires, fitness, professional profile.
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    Rodríguez-Trejo, D. A.,  Santillán-Pérez, J., &  Tchikoué-Maga, H. (2006).  THE PROFESSIONAL PROFILE OF THE OFFICIAL FIREFIGHTER IN MEXICO. Revista Chapingo Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente, XII(1), 79-86. http://dx.doi.org/