Article Photos: Seasonal firefighters seek health care coverage 3/3

This July 2008 photo provided by John Lauer shows firefighter John Lauer in front of a back burn during a wildfire in Montana. Lauer, who works with the Tatanka Hotshots, posted a petition online this spring urging a change in federal rules to let temporary firefighters buy into the government health plan. While Lauer’s crew was fighting a wildfire in Colorado, the petition went viral and mushroomed from 1,000 signatures to more than 90,000 in a matter of days. (AP Photo/Courtesy John Lauer) ORG XMIT: CODE103 <strong>Uncredited - AP</strong>