Vacancies, of course, limit how much federal firefighters can do. If Western communities want to be protected, they need to ensure that their firefighters receive better pay and benefits.More
Wayne Hare lives in Grand Junction, Colorado, and often fights wildfires for the federal government. He is a long-time board member of High Country News and is working on a series for the magazine called, A Civil Conversation. Wayne can be reached at email@example.com.