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"Extreme heat waves are making firefighters sick, adding new dangers to job"

The Los Angeles Times cited research co-authored by Dr. Miriam Marlier, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health assistant professor of environmental health sciences, that found the number of Californians exposed to the “multi-hazards” of heat and wildfire smoke is growing with climate change

Friday, September 2, 2022

The first pager alert came Wednesday at 3:02 p.m.

It was 112 degrees beneath a cloudless sky, and a firefighter battling the still-nascent Route fire near Castaic was in need of medical assistance.

The next alert came five minutes later.