US Forest employees from Vermont and New York head west

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September 11, 2013

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A number of U.S. Forest Service employees from the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests are being called on to help fight wildfires in the western United States.

The service says that in the past several weeks, wild-land firefighters living in Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire have responded to fire incidents in Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Utah, Nevada, and California.

Some are career wild-land firefighters. Others serve as members of their local volunteer fire departments or hold law enforcement, public affairs, forestry, or other land management- related positions within the Forest Service.

Each firefighter has specialized training that qualifies them to serve in a variety of jobs required to support fire suppression efforts.

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