Wildland Firefighter Foundation
Wildland Firefighter Foundation
04
Dec
2014

USFS 2015 Hiring

  • 12/04/2014
  • Ismael
  • 2,911 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.
  • 1,966 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
  • 5,483 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
  • 1,898 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
  • 1,267 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
  • 726 views
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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
  • 1,105 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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18
Apr
2014

reply to lu

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

Lu, here are a couple of quick answers to some of your questions: To be a smokejumper, you must be an experienced wildland firefighter and then go through extensive jumper training. It is not for beginners. To find out about smokejumpers, try this site... www.fs.fed.us/fire/people/smokejumpers/. Smokejumpers are a "shared national resource". They travel to remote, inaccessible areas all over the…

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18
Apr
2014

reply to R TY O 2

  • 04/18/2014
  • Lower Trinity
  • 644 views
  • 0 Comment

R Ty O, About working with the Hoopa: Pay is probably similar. Don't know funding sources, but some (or meebe all?) comes from the federal govt. You would see and work a lot of fire. Last year I think they had in excess of 260 fires up there. A lot of fires are arson and the tribe is trying to…

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18
Apr
2014

R Ty Os Question 2

  • 04/18/2014
  • R. Ty O.
  • 557 views
  • 0 Comment

I will be getting the basic firefighting training through a local tribe (Hoopa tribe). My understanding is that getting trained means there is a better chance for a career in the Federal Forest Service. I was wondering if anyone had any information on working for tribes. To me it sounds fine just like any other firefighting group and I would…

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