Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future

Fighting More Than Fire

Season 5 Episode 8 | 15m 36s | Video has closed captioning.

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.

Aired: 09/17/21

Rating: NR

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Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future is a local public television program presented by NMPBS.