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The Adams County Record Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Page 19 I FOR SALE , .All About Wood Open every Friday & Saturday 9 - 5 until Christmas. Starting Dec 22 by appointment only. 106 Michigan - (208) 566-4974. Tires Like New - 4 Mud/Snow Studless Tires - 265/65R-17. Call (208) 253-0022. GALLERY MALL WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 8 PM. FRIDAY AND SATURDAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS! Over 80 local artists and crafters offer creative gifts for everyone. 65 N. Superior, Cambridge 257-3377. Open 10 - 5 Mon -Thurs. 10 - 8 pm Friday & Sat. through Christmas. I LOST & FOUND I Lost Reward for the orange farm vehicle triangle w/ Mounting Bracket lost between Power Tools & Toys & Airport Road last week. Please call 256-4433. Found Small female dog wearing a pink collar & purple sweater. Please call Adams County Animal Control at 741-2741. II FOR SALE Get acquainted with a Custom Built Log Home, !mmaculate condition, 4 bedroom, 3 baths having unique views of Council Mtn. Finished basement, Oversized double garage and Carport. Auto sprinklers and fenced yard. Detached garage shop along with a guest/ ESTATE 1 FOR RENT rental cottage all on 10 acres north of Council. $444,000. Council Fitness Center is an excellent business opportunity. Total price $24,000. Own part or all. Participating members needed. Adams County Real Estate Fred Glernser-- Broker 208 253-4888 WWW.ADAMSCOU NTYREALESTATE. NET Furnished Apartment Ground floor 1 br/1 bath with small yard. Elect heat, stove, ref., M/W, washer & dryer. Drive by 103 Michigan (Sheryl's Place) $350.00 + S/D. Call Sallco P/M 741- 0795. Mobile Home 2 Bedroom with covered parking, stove & frig. - $350 + deposit. Call 741-9515. Mobile Home 2 Bedroom, 1 bath in town, 1 car attached garage, all electric F/A heat, stove, ref and hookups for W/D, small yard, pet friendly. $325 + S/D. See at 104 E. Bleeker then call Sallco P/M at 741-0795. I WANTED ] Antlers Wanted . Buying Deer and Elk Antlers - Bear Paw Boot & Shoe Repair - 253-6420. ] Those who would give up Essential Liberty to / purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve nei-/ ther Liberty nor Safety. / " -- Benjamin Franklin I / BY STEVE COBB I have been stationed in Council Idaho since 2000, and in that time I have seen very few local kids pursue, permanent jobs in wildland fire with the Forest Service. I have found that both puzzling and disappointing because the jobs can be well-paying and also very stable. A career in wildland fire management is a relative- ly good fit for those with rural lifestyle backgrounds. The skills and life experi- ences that many kids take for granted growing up in rural areas are a natural fit for succeeding and excel- ling in the world of wild- land firefighting. Typically, a good entry-level fire- fighter is able to perform physically challenging taks, use hand and power tools, work and get along well with others and is self- motivated. Of course those Is a career in fire for you. willing to make it a career news is that it takes 3-5 is that employees have no see on the evening news. about a career in wild- will need to love the work years as a seasonal employ- real personal life for the Local crews are responsi- land fire you can contact and take pride in com- ee, and to get that first per- summer season. This can ble for initial attack of fires any agency that employs pleting the mission. Those manent fire position it is be a serious challenge for in and around the Payette this type of firefighter. with the capabilities to do often necessary to move some, as family obligations, National Forest and can" There are many agencies the work without loving to other National Forests, vacations, children's events also be sent anywhere in and departments located it will end up moving on which may be anywhere in and other commitments the country. Assignments across the country that after a few years, the United States. will have to be put on hold. can last from mere hours hire wildland firefighters The Forest Service hires The pay and benefits There a various types on the smallest fires, to both publicandprivate. both seasonal employees of these jobs can be very of crews and functions over 14 days on off-forest Federal agencies include: (summer jobs) and per- good, but employees will in wildland fire and the details. When fire seasons US Forest Service, Bureau manent employees (career have to make some sac- most successful employ- get active, it is not uncom- of Land Management, jobs with retirement and rifices along the way. ees will typically have mon to work 14 to 21 day National Park Service, US benefits). In order to get a Wildland firefighters do experience in several dif- shifts before getting a day Fish and Wildlife Service permanent position, candi- not necessarily make a ferent areas. Some of or two off. On the fireline, and Bureau of Indian dates need to get hired as stellar hourly wage. What these include; hand crews, days can be very long, with Affairs. For the state of a seasonal employee first they do is end up work- engine crews, helitack/ typical shiftsrunning 12to Idahg, contact the Idaho and work their way up to ing a lot of hours. For a rappel crews, smokejump- 16 hours. Of courseunder Department of Lands. gain both qualifications typical seasonal firefighter ers and dispatch. Entry- extreme circumstances Many of these agencies and experience, they can expect to- make level positions are nor- shifts can run much longer, may begin to "pull hiring Typically, a candidate approximately $13 an hour, mally restricted to hand So if you like to work certs" sometime in January, will need to work three and in a typical fire season and engine crews, but hard in extreme environ- so anyone interested in to five fire seasons as a they may work five months after several years many ments under primitive applying this year should seasonal employee to and get an additional 500 employees branch out to conditions with little sleep probably do so by mid- compete for a permanent hours of overtime with other areas. The actual for long hours in some- January. position. The good news -hazard pay. It is common job of a wildland firefighter times beautiful locations, For information and to is that a college education for a seasonal employee to is hard to, as it consider a career in wild- apply with the US Forest is not required for most work for 5 to 6 months typically involves many dif- land fire. Service look at USA]OBS of the permanent jobs in and take home upward of ferent aspects and duties. For specific questions ( fire management. The bad $25,000. Contrary to popular belief, Once an employee -the majority of time is becomes permanent, probably not spent on fires, they will normally work but more likely spent in 6-8 months and make training (both job spe-- between $15 = $20 an hour. cific and agency required), Of course they will work equipment maintenance, overtime as well, and while project work anct office every fire season is differ- related work for supervi- ent, it is common for them sors. to earn upward of $30,000 Fire assignments can to $40,000 in a 6 to 8 range from the typical month season. The draw- single tree lightning strike,- back to working this much up to the large fires we