Firefighters' Health: Up in Smoke?

Former California firefighter Afrack Vargas will never forget his first experience with a wildfire. "We got to the fire, we were going code 3 -- lights and sirens. We were going very fast," he recalled. "I looked up and saw the top of the mountain was on fire." "I said, 'I'm sure glad we're down here and not up there,' and my crew foreman said, 'Well, that's where we're going.'" Many years and countless fires later, Vargas is now a spokesperson for the California State Firefighters'...Full Story
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