Funds earmarked for the force's temporary raise last year are running out, as firefighters deal with longer wildfire seasons and more severe fires caused by climate change.
The U.S. Forest Service has a military team it uses as backup to fight fires.
With a pay raise funded by the infrastructure bill stuck in bureaucratic morass, the agency is struggling to staff up to the full force it needs.
The need for firefighters is greater than ever. But the federal government is having a hard time finding recruits.
Fire decimates the neighborhood where they both grew up.
How one state is fighting wildfires.
How one state is reinvesting in a century old method to fight wildfires.