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March 26, 2001
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
Timber Weller suits up in a flame-resistant suit before walking around the Polk blaze last month.
An occupation forged in flames
Burned eight years ago, an ex-ranger now preaches wildfire prevention.

State employees fear reform plans
Proposed changes would make it easier to hire and fire workers. That leaves many state workers worried about their careers.

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