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13 ways to help those affected by the California wildfires and the heroes fighting them

The fires have displaced hundreds of thousands of people and animals and hundreds of emergency workers remain on the ground.
Forest-fire inspectors and prevention specialists earn an average of $49,610 a year.

It’s National First Responders Day. Here’s how much the average American makes in 19 life-saving jobs.

Lifeguards tend to make a relatively low annual salary, while firefighters and police officers are well compensated on average.

Photos show how ‘fire warriors’ are still fighting fires in the ravaged Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest is still burning in Brazil and Bolivia. Here's what it's like for the firefighters on the frontlines.
Dutch police officers pose with their equipment for the viral Tetris challenge.

Police cars, ambulances, and fire trucks around the world are taking aerial photos of their equipment in a viral ‘Tetris challenge’

Emergency services around the world are "knolling" — laying objects flat to take photos from above — with all of the equipment in their vehicles.

The US has a severe shortage of firefighters. Here’s how much the dangerous job pays in every state.

The height of fire season is approaching, but the Interior Department has struggled to hire enough firefighters.

Firefighters are warning that lives could be at risk in New York’s $25 billion megadevelopment

Firefighters are worried they don't have enough capacity to serve the Hudson Yards megadevelopment in New York City.
A mountain lion was rescued by San Bernardino County Fire on Saturday

California firefighters had to remove a mountain lion from a backyard after residents spotted it perched on a 50-foot-high tree branch

San Bernardino County Fire officials had to remove a large mountain lion from a backyard in Hesperia, California, on Saturday.

This 1-minute video highlights the hypocrisy of Verizon’s Super Bowl ad about helping firefighters

Last summer, Verizon throttled a fire department's data during natural disaster, slowing its data to 1/200th of the normal speeds.
Firefighters battle a blaze at the Salvation Army Camp on November 10, 2018, in Malibu, California.

People are outraged Kim and Kanye reportedly hired private firefighters to protect their $60 million mansion from the California wildfires — but...

Many insurance companies employ private firefighting teams to dispatch when wildfires, like Southern California's Woolsey fire, strike.
U.S. Army Reserve Pvt. Kenneth Collins, 376th Engineer Firefighter Detachment, pulls himself from a confined space familiarization tube at Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) 86-18-02 at Fort McCoy, Wis., August 13, 2018.

These images show US troops training in spaces so tight they’ll make you sweat

These nine images show military personnel training to rescue people from confined spaces like tanks, manholes, tunnels, pipelines and many more spaces so tight that they can become trapped.