BOISE, ID – August 3, 2018
This summer was characterized by the severe seasonal wildfires all over the Pacific Northwest, especially, in such states as Idaho, Montana, Oregon and California. Yet, the latest studies show many American firefighters suffer from mental problems, react slower and, in general, lose health, while on duty.
About 19,000 firefighters are currently in the field fighting nearly 40 large wildfires. Fourteen firefighters have died this year as wildfires have scorched about 3,500 square miles (9,000 square kilometers) and destroyed about 3,000 homes....