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A wildfire in Arizona that had neighboring New Mexico breathing in smoke was one of several blazes scorching the drought-stricken Southwest, signaling what could be a devastating summer.
A Wyoming smokejumper has died of injuries suffered last month while fighting a wildfire in New Mexico.
The firefighter works for the U.S. Forest Service and was injured Monday while fighting a fire in the Animas Mountains in Hidalgo County.
“I think the Southwest is really primed for a bad fire season,” University of Utah fire scientist Phil Dennison said.
As the clinical and administrative director for AFR's Firefighter Mental Health and Wellness Program, Dalton-Theodore will train, educate and support peer support firefighters, do clinical assessments on first responders, refer them to clinicians and develop curriculums to address issues like PTSD, substance abuse and suicide.
New unit brings police officer, paramedic, behavioral health caseworker, and social worker to mental health calls.
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