Arizona Fire Officials focusing on Wildland Firefighters' Mental Health

  • Source: KJZZ-FM 91.5
  • Published: 08/12/2020 02:37 PM

Arizona has had a busy wildfire season so far, with three fires already cracking the list of top 12 biggest in state history, by acreage burned. As wildland firefighters battle fires here and elsewhere across the country, there’s an increased emphasis on their mental health. The Show spoke with Don Weaver, the state fire planner for the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, to learn about the conditions that contribute to mental health issues for wildland firefighters.


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe