Category: Extreme Weather

A temporary pay bump for federal firefighters is slated to end in November, raising fears that up to 50% of...

Firefighters battle the Mosquito Fire burning on Michigan Bluff Road in unincorporated Placer County, Calif., on September 7, 2022. AP Photo/Noah Berger, File Federal wildland firefighters could see sizable pay cuts if Congress doesn’t step in soon. Many fear that there could be an exodus of firefighters at a time when the US can least afford it. In recent years, extreme weather events have necessitated…