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Low wages are burning out federal firefighters

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Firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire in the village of Casais de Sao Bento in Macao in central Portugal on July 22, 2019. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP) (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images) Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

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Low pay pushes some federal firefighters to find work elsewhere

by Nova Safo Jul 14, 2021
“We all live supermodestly,” a firefighter said. “We’re about being able to do this job that we love, but also sustain life.”

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