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Wildland fire specialists hired

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Special to the Daily Emy Parmley, left, and Shannon Gallagher join the Lake Dillon and Snake River fire protection districts as wildland fire specialists.
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SILVERTHORNE – The Lake Dillon and Snake River fire protection districts recently hired qualified help to respond to and train for seasonal wildland fires.

Lake Dillon is already using Shannon Gallagher as a seasonal engine boss for the summer, and Snake River will have Emy Parmley acting as a squad boss and wildland coordinator starting today.

The positions allow the fire districts greater flexibility to respond to out-of-county wildfires and free up full staff to continue coverage within the county.

They also dedicate experienced, qualified wildland firefighters to both districts and enable other firefighters within the districts to gain training and experience in the wildfire arena.

Gallagher is experienced in wildfire specifics and spent four years working with the U.S. Forest Service.

Parmley came to the district with three years experience working with the U.S. Forest Service on wildland fire crews. Gallagher and Parmley served on the same crew with the U.S. Forest Service for a number of years.

Both positions receive funding through the federal government.

Gallagher will work in the position for Lake Dillon through August. Parmley will work in the position for Snake River through Labor Day weekend.

Due to current and long-term drought issues, fire officials are preparing increased countywide coverage while still allowing crews to assist with mutual-aid and out-of-county incidents.

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Cut: Emy Parmley, left, and Shannon Gallagher were recently hired by the Lake Dillon and Snake River fire protection districts as wildland fire specialists.


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