Wildland Firefighter Foundation
Wildland Firefighter Foundation
02
Mar
2015

How to get hired

  • 03/02/2015
  • Matt
  • 2,350 views
  • 4 Comments

Hey all. I'm from south cali and have EMT-b cert and have applied to about 20 g-02/03 job listings on usajobs.com. I am open to going to just about anywhere I get a call from. I want to call maybe top 5 and see if I get an interview. I am out of state to many of these spots or…

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15
Feb
2015

Question

  • 02/15/2015
  • Benjamin
  • 1,344 views
  • 0 Comment

Is there a certain time of year that WA state does the applications for wildland firefighting? More specifically, central WA?

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04
Dec
2014

Looking for ANY job ANYWHERE

  • 12/04/2014
  • Andrew J
  • 1,946 views
  • 3 Comments

Hey, so I've had some experience doing prescribed fire and such with AmeriCorps and therefore have my FFT2 quals, which expire in March. I'm looking for any tips, but especially for places to apply to jobs other than usajobs. I will apply to a job anywhere, so if you know of good places please help me out?

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04
Dec
2014

USFS 2015 Hiring

  • 12/04/2014
  • Ismael
  • 2,974 views
  • 3 Comments

Hello, I finished my Navy enlistment earlier this year and am looking to work for the Forest Service as a firefighter next season. I've gotten all the basic entry certs (emt-b, NWCG FF2, & the ICS courses). Is there any advice someone could give on becoming more competitive as a prospective rookie? Looking to apply in Region 5. Thanks!

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22
Oct
2014

Know Reliable Addresses?

  • 10/22/2014
  • Johnny V.
  • 2,010 views
  • 2 Comments

I've filled out 5 applications for a Hot Shot position in Ft. Stockton, TX. I mailed 3 to the Forestry Service in College Station, 1 to Fire Coordinator Billy Davis, and another to a SEAT pilot with connections to Mr. Davis. None have claimed to receive any. Anyone have any reliable addresses I could mail another ap in before I…

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18
Apr
2014

REDCARD

  • 04/18/2014
  • Klancy
  • 5,669 views
  • 9 Comments

Hi, I've called the local Interagency Dispatch, the BLM, and all the other organizations that scream for firefighters but when I ask them how to become one, they have all been completely inept to answer my question. "So, I need a redcard, but where and how do I get one?" They have absolutely no idea, but are happy to give…

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18
Apr
2014

reply to klancy

  • 04/18/2014
  • Ab
  • 1,940 views
  • 2 Comments

Updated info: Here's a good site that talks about red cards: Click HERE to be redirected.

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18
Apr
2014

reply to klancy

  • 04/18/2014
  • Ab
  • 1,293 views
  • 0 Comment

Klancy, The redcard is a small printout of an individual's current wildland fire qualifications; it's part of the wildland fire qualification system used by federal - and most state - wildland fire management agencies. All firefighters assigned to a fire which is managed by a federal agency (US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, US Fish &…

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18
Apr
2014

great service

  • 04/18/2014
  • Ab
  • 747 views
  • 0 Comment

Ab, this is a great service and forum you provide, i check they said right after the sit report each morning. you are correct in telling those who are looking for fire jobs to be persistent.... this is the most important step to take, however flexibility and patience must rank a close second. be willing to move, be content with…

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18
Apr
2014

A Grandparent of a 17 yr old who wants to fight fire to earn money for college

  • 04/18/2014
  • Lu H
  • 1,142 views
  • 1 Comment

Hi, I am curious to know if the base camp at Susanville (sends firefighters out all around the country or do they basically stay on the western side of the US? Is this the closest base camp to Spokane, Washington? Also, what is daily base camp life like? Who prepares the meals? Is there an established camp there with sleeping…

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