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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Responds to Fires

A photo of Senator Martin Heinrich with a graphic of firefighting a wildfire.

5.27.2022 – Sen. Martin Heinrich talks with correspondent Laura Paskus about New Mexico’s wildfire season, what the future might hold, and the need to professionalize the country’s federal wildland firefighting workforce. Correspondent: Laura Paskus Guest: Martin Heinrich, U.S. Senator, New Mexico For More Information: Heinrich Urges Administration to Establish Pay Rate for Federal Wildland Firefighters…

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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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