Wildland Firefighter Foundation
Wildland Firefighter Foundation
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Apr
2014

great service

  • 04/18/2014
  • Ab
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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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Apr
2014

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

  • 04/18/2014
  • Lu H
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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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Apr
2014

reply to lu

  • 04/18/2014
  • Ab
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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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Apr
2014

reply to R TY O 2

  • 04/18/2014
  • Lower Trinity
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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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Apr
2014

R Ty Os Question 2

  • 04/18/2014
  • R. Ty O.
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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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Apr
2014

reply to R TY O

  • 04/18/2014
  • Ab
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That post sometime last week was by Papa. Here's the url. http://wwwnotes.fs.fed.us:81/r1/hr/fstemphire.nsf (no longer works) Good luck with continuing in your efforts. Excellent that you created an opportunity for acquiring the basics. Keep up your physical training. Your name has got to be on the most recent "list" that goes out to the forests. Your dogged persistence will pay off.…

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Apr
2014

R Ty Os Question 1

  • 04/18/2014
  • R Ty O
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I am trying to find a job working as a wildland firefighter. I will be getting the basic training the week of June 16th. I was told that a man named Pappy had listed a link to all of the places that were still looking for crew members, and I looked for his name but I could not find it.…

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Apr
2014

reply to Ross

  • 04/18/2014
  • Dawn
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To the young man who is working on his eagle scout. It is very possible to get into the apprenticeship program. My husband started just last year on a college hand crew. It was the best thing he ever fell into! You said you are in california... if you have the ability to check out the wildland fire program at…

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Apr
2014

reply to Ross

  • 04/18/2014
  • BBSMJB (Bring Back the SmokeJumper Bases)
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Hey Ross, Check out this site. www.fs.fed.us/r1/fire/nrcc/ Go to the bottom and click on R1 Great Northern Fire Crew. There is lots of info and its a great place to start your fire career. BBSMJB (Bring Back the SmokeJumper Bases)

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Apr
2014

reply to Ross

  • 04/18/2014
  • mbt
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Ross- Great to hear from a Boy Scout! A few options for you. First, stay in school! The better the education you have, the better opportunities will be there for you. As you grow in your career and want to become a Chief Officer you're going to be needing that Bachelor's degree or better. Second, talk to the local Division…

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