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How some wildfire fighters are avoiding mental health burnout
Wildfire fighters are under pressure. Fires are more intense. More people live in what was once wilderness. And the off-season is busy with floods and other natural disasters. So after a series of devastating fire seasons, the B.C. Wildfire Service made mental health a priority. Now alongside axes, hoses and tents --- fire camps feature therapy dogs and athletic therapists. It's all part of a larger strategy to keep firefighters safe and healthy as they face what’s still to come.