WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2011—The more than 2,100 firefighters from across the country that have been sent to Arizona to fight the second worst fire disaster in the state’s history may face a danger they didn’t expect.
In HSToday.us’ online report: Wildfires and Gunfire: Threats to Emergency Responders on the Border, Correspondent Sylvia Longmire takes an in-depth look at how drug and human smugglers pose a threat to emergency responders sent to the border to deal with the wildfires.
According to Longmire, “Firefighters and other emergency responders along the border are already dealing with an extremely difficult situation this fire season. Now, they have to worry about potential confrontations with armed smugglers with fewer reservations about using their weapons on US soil.”
To view HSToday.us’ Wildfires and Gunfire: Threats to Emergency Responders on the Border, email@example.com.
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