- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - The Campbell County Fire Department has hired 10 seasonal firefighters to help fight wildfires this summer.

Fire season has been relatively quiet across Wyoming so far this summer, although some small wildfires are now breaking out in the southeastern and northwestern parts of the state.

The additional firefighters in Campbell County work full-time between June and Labor Day. When they’re not out fighting fires, they’re responsible for basic maintenance work.

The Gillette News-Record reports (https://bit.ly/1n4pqnS ) eight of the seasonal firefighters are based in Gillette and the other two are in Wright.

Qualified applicants need to have basic federal and state firefighting training and be able to run three miles with a 45-pound pack in less than 45 minutes.

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Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, https://www.gillettenewsrecord.com


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