By Heather Hansman
October 29, 2017
Nelda St. Clair keeps an unofficial list: 22 last year, 30 the year before.
Sixteen suicides among wildland firefighters this year already, although St.
Clair points out there tends to be a spike after fire season, which has
dragged on long this year. "Suicide rates have become astronomical," she
says. "And those are just the ones we know of."