How to Become a Wildland Firefighter

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Wildland fire can be very dangerous. On average 10 firefighters die each year while working.

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H ow to B ecome a W ildland F irefighter Wildland firefighting is inherently dangerous work. However, the rewards outweigh the risk in my experience.

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So you want to be a wildland firefighter?

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It can be daunting. I know. When I first applied to wildland fire jobs in 2012, I had no idea what I was doing. I even had help. A close friend and my boyfriend at the time were both hotshots and helped me through the USAJobs online application process. I remember it not being very intuitive and having no clue what to write on my resume or what all the jargon meant.

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS At the very least, this is what you need to apply Within the Federal Government, the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service all have various wildland fire positions.

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Wildland F irefighting is I nherently D angerous W ork Work Environment: The work is primarily performed in forest and range environments in steep terrain where surfaces may be extremely uneven, rocky, covered with vegetation, and in smoky conditions, etc. Temperatures vary from above 100 degrees F to below freezing.

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Providing aid to those in need

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Contact Us PO Box 95, Fraser, CO 80442 the5ftfirefighter.com 1.303.5796925

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