Todays podcast is an interview with Riva Duncan, the Vice President of the Grassroots Wildland Firefighters Organization. She’ll talk about the Presidents proposed 2024 budget and all that it might mean for our federal wildland firefighters as well as the promised permanent changes in pay grades and job classifications. Tune in and hear the latest that could have long lasting impacts on all of the firefighting community.
I've been a wildland and municipal firefighter for over 40 years. I've held positions from firefighter up through the ranks to Chief and above. Over the years I've gathered many surprising and funny stories. Most have a good leadership lesson for all of us. I hope you enjoy them.
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2 thoughts on “#89, The Presidents Budget and Federal Wildland Firefighters”
It is good to see some movement in the right direction finally. I am concerned about combining Type I and II IMTs due to the loss of qualified people. Now there is talk that Type III teams will be sent out west to manage fires formally rated as Type II complexity. This all needs to be fixed ASAP!
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There also is a need to provide subsidized Professional Liability Insurance for ADs working on teams, or we will lose more experience and qualifications from IMTs.