Alaska Statutes.
Title 41. Public Resources
Chapter 15. Forests
Section 30. Contracts For Forest Protection; Emergency Fire-Fighters.
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AS 41.15.030. Contracts For Forest Protection; Emergency Fire-Fighters.

(a) The commissioner may enter into necessary protection contracts.

(b) The commissioner may hire emergency fire-fighting personnel, and shall establish classifications and rates of pay for the emergency fire-fighting personnel consistent with the compensation paid by other fire-fighting agencies. The commissioner may adjust the classifications and rates based on findings of the federal Bureau of Land Management for Alaska. The commissioner may assign emergency fire-fighting personnel to conduct fire suppression, hazard reduction, fire prevention, habitat restoration or improvement, and other related activities in emergency and nonemergency circumstances. The assignment of emergency fire-fighting personnel to nonemergency activities may not be used to replace permanent or seasonal state employees. The commissioner may not use appropriations to the department from state general funds for emergency fire-fighting personnel engaged in nonemergency activities under this section.

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