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Challenges facing wildland firefighters

A firefighter faces a wildfire.

Wildfire season is always tough for those who do the grueling work. This year, federal firefighters are also facing the possibility of steep pay cuts.

The Mountain West News Bureau's Murphy Woodhouse has the perspectives of several firefighters on this uniquely challenging summer.

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As Senior Producer of our live daily talk show Idaho Matters, I’m able to indulge my love of storytelling and share all kinds of information (I was probably a Town Crier in a past life!). My career has allowed me to learn something new everyday and to share that knowledge with all my friends on the radio.
Hey everyone! I’m Murphy Woodhouse, Boise State Public Radio’s Mountain West News Bureau reporter.