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Wildland firefighters work nightshift operations on the Mangum Fire along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in June 2020. Under a new initiative, federal wildland firefighters will receive a pay increase in or around Aug. 24. (Photo/U.S. Department of Agriculture)

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Federal frontline wildland firefighters to get pay bump
New federal pay initiative ensures wildland firefighters receive at least $15 per hour

The initiatives will increase the amount paid to approximately 3,500 firefighters with the U.S. Department of the Interior and more than 11,300 firefighters at the U.S. Forest Service.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News August 24, 2021