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Locations For Finding Information on Jobs in Wildland Firefighting

The US Forest Service Automated Staffing Application Program:

              http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs/employ/asap/index_nw_centralized_temporary_hiring.htm

This site will give you information on how to easily apply for seasonal firefighting jobs with the US Forest Service and links to vacancy announcements, location of positions, qualifications and pay rates, and overview section for other questions on firefighting jobs.

So You Want To Be A Firefighter?

               http://www.wildfirenews.com/fire/articles/jobs.html

This article provides more in depth information on what is required to become a wildland firefighter.  It also gives information and direction on applying for both government and private contractor firefighting positions and some guides to finding appropriate training courses.  This site was last updated in 1997 but appears to still have pertinent information for today’s hiring procedures.

US Forest Service Firefighter Employment Information

               http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/

This site generally describes the four different types of firefighting positions within the national interagency firefighting agencies.  It also provides information and links for job opportunities and employment information throughout the U.S.

The National Park Service Fire Job Information

               http://data2.itc.nps.gov/fire/employment/employment.cfm

This page specifically addresses wildland firefighting jobs within the National Park Service.  It has an excellent “Frequently Asked Questions” section for those just starting to search for information on careers and jobs in all agencies and organizations.

Getting a Job as a Federal Wildland Firefighter

               http://www.wfsi.org/jobs/index.php

This location provides information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and federal wildland firefighting positions with an in-depth description of how to fill out applications for employment and links to information on structural firefighting and fire departments throughout the U.S.  You can also link from this site to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wildland firefighter recruitment page.

Just for fun we did a search of the Internet on Netscape using the key words:  “jobs wildland firefighter” and found 297 sites with firefighting job information.


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