Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The Federal Wildland Fire Service Association has won the first battle in ensuring better pay and retention of Federal Wildland Firefighters. Thanks to the work of FWFSA in conjunction with Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA51), HR-4488 "National Wildfire Infrastructure Improvement and Cost Containment Act" was introduced to Congress. When passed, this bill will give Federal Wildland Firefighters; Portal to Portal Pay, Buy back Seasonal/Temporary employment time towards retirement, Classification from Forestry Technician to Wildland Firefighter. NOW is the time to contact your Representative and get them on board with HR-4488.