Newberry (center) attends a training with his Napa County Fire Rescue Team. The wellness program aims to not only provide support after an incident, but also help firefighters better process what they experience in the moment.

Fire Captain Matt Newberry (center) of the CAL FIRE/Napa County Fire Dept. training with his Napa County Fire Rescue Team NPA, at the Napa County Fire Ground Training Center in Yountville, California, February 16th, 2021.

Climate change is fueling more destructive, harder-to-control disasters like last year’s massive wildfires. The mental and emotional toll for firefighters and first responders is alarming.

NEWBERRY: You just feel defeated. You know? The things that we used to do that worked 10 years ago are no longer working anymore.