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Fighting More Than Fire

Silhouettes of firefighters against a bright orange flame.

4.22.2022 – As the nation’s wildlands burn with increasing intensity, fires are taking a bigger toll on the men and women who battle them. Long considered seasonal workers, many firefighters don’t have full-time benefits and make surprisingly low wages. Environmental producer Laura Paskus speaks with firefighters about their challenges and about possible solutions. Correspondent: Laura…

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Wildland Firefighters Update

A group of firefighters with headlamps coordinate with each other next to a forest fire.

4.22.2022 –Environment reporter Laura Paskus catches up with former wildland firefighter Jonathan Golden to talk about the challenges wildland firefighters face as climate change lengthens the fire season and spawns even more severe fires. Federal wildland firefighters can also face low pay, a lack of job security, long assignments away from family, and mental health…

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