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Forest-fire inspectors and prevention specialists earn an average of $49,610 a year.

From paramedics to firefighters and surgeons, here’s what 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.

This map shows what firefighters make in every state

Firefighters are a surprisingly contentious political topic this week. Here's the typical salary for firefighters in each state.

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.

14 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 to search for bodies.
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.
The Ferguson Fire has forced California authorities to close parts of Yosemite National Park.

Wildfires are tearing through Yosemite National Park and the photos look like a post-apocalyptic nightmare

The Ferguson Fire has forced California authorities to close parts of Yosemite National Park. More than 3,000 firefighters are struggling to control the blaze, which has spread to 38,000 acres and has ravaged the Yosemite area for nearly two weeks.

Here’s what firefighters earn in every US state

A map showing the typical salary for firefighters in every state, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment Statistics program.