The mental toll of fighting forest fires

By Shelley Joyce
CBC News
May 8, 2024
Category: Health & Safety
Region: Canada, Canada West

If you are feeling anxious about the warm dry weather and lack of rain across the province, imagine what it feels like to be a B.C. wildfire fighter. Front-line workers are training for a volatile fire season and the physical and emotional demands are gruelling. CBC’s Shelley Joyce spoke to people about the stress those on the front lines face.

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