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Temporary Wilderness Firefighters

Postby maverick » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:59 am

Well it's about time these great men and women who put there lives on the line to
fight wildfires get some health insurance! =D>
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nati ... 3318.story
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Re: Temporary Wilderness Firefighters

Postby dave54 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:13 pm

When this story first broke several months age, several media bloggers tried to lambast the Forest Service for not giving their employees health insurance. The FS responded by pointing out they have been trying to do it for years, but congress kept blocking the required legislation. After the story became public congress quickly and quietly passed the required legislation.
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Re: Temporary Wilderness Firefighters

Postby gdurkee » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:39 pm

Alas, it only applies to firefighters and not seasonals in general -- rangers, for instance.

Still, a great victory for them and long overdue.

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Re: Temporary Wilderness Firefighters

Postby maverick » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:35 am

Hopefully this starts a trend George, and seasonal rangers will be next!
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Re: Temporary Wilderness Firefighters

Postby quentinc » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:46 pm

George, do you not even get health coverage during the season?
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Re: Temporary Wilderness Firefighters

Postby gdurkee » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:26 pm

George, do you not even get health coverage during the season?


Sigh: nope.... . But we're darned dedicated and saving you, the taxpayer, a lot of money.

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