MISSOULA – The University of Montana has extended important deadlines for students who are fighting wildfires.
The extension gives student firefighters until Monday, Sept. 16, to meet registration, financial aid, housing and other deadlines. To take advantage of the extended deadlines and reserve a space in courses for which they are registered, UM students who are fighting fires must call 406-243-6599 by Sunday, Aug. 25.
The number, in operation 24 hours a day, will offer a recording asking students to provide the following information: their name, student identification number, the name of the agency for whom they are working, and if they are scheduled to move into University housing.
The extension applies to all students working in the firefighting effort, including those providing support services for fire crews, as well as National Guard members and other military personnel.