Interior secretary announces health program for wildland firefighters at NIFC in Boise

Deb Haaland’s announcement comes as part of the $1.5 billion in last year’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure law signed into law by President Joe Biden

By: and - June 17, 2022 11:30 am
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland

U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced a new health and wellbeing program for wildland firefighters on June 17, 2022, at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho. The center, home to about 600 employees, is a command hub to respond to wildfires throughout the U.S. (Audrey Dutton/Idaho Capital Sun)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

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Audrey Dutton
Audrey Dutton

Audrey Dutton, senior investigative reporter, joined the Idaho Capital Sun after 10 years at the Idaho Statesman. Her favorite topics to cover include health care, business, consumer protection issues and white collar crime. Dutton hails from Twin Falls. She attended college at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and received a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York City. Before coming home to Idaho, Dutton worked as a journalist in Minnesota, New York, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Dutton's work has earned dozens of state, regional and national awards for investigative reporting, health care and business reporting, data visualization and more.

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