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He helps ex-inmates find firefighting jobs — and defend state against climate disasters

Brandon Smith remembers his first wildfire vividly as something out of the Avengers. He was on a crew combating one of the many blazes that scorched California in 2012. Adrenaline pumping, he toiled alongside professional firefighters for 20 hours. The only difference between them? When they finally contained the fire, they would return home and […]