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Federal agencies recruit wildland firefighters

Nov 7, 2017

Firefighters tend to a prescribed burn on U.S. Forest Service lands near Carbondale. The Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management are recruiting wildland firefighters for next season.
Credit Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio News

After a season where nearly 9 million acres of land nationwide have burned in wildfires, federal agencies are getting a jump on recruiting wildland firefighters.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service are hosting a recruitment session at the Glenwood Community Center on Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. Environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy spoke with David Boyd of the BLM about what it takes to protect public lands from fire.