Hurry! The US Forest Wildland Firefighter Apprentice Program applications are OPEN!
The Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program develops the knowledge and basic skills necessary to work as a Wildland Firefighter.
Q&A with a Wildland Firefighter Apprentice - Tuesday, August 31, from 3p - 4p, (MDT)
Navigating USAJOBS - Thursday, September 2, from 3p -4p, (MDT)
Selected applicants will attend a 3,000 hour on-the-job learning program, which includes a two month-long residential firefighting academy at the Wildland Fire Training Center in McClellan, California.
Apprentices will be paid and all costs of training will be covered by the Forest Service.
Discover other US Forest careers and new hiring opportunities at US Forest Careers
Qualifications or duties, how much frosting do you add to get a job? I keep getting told that "this means that" or you did that so you are qualified for this. I choose my words for communicating efficiently and effectively. So I am curious , is this an age gap thing or must one be obsequious to the interviewer using misnomers to gain employment in today's career battle royal. I prefer using words I and the interviewer both know and understand. But still underutilized in the monetary compensation league. Almost 60 and tired of getting notices that want a highly energetic and eager to please attitude in the exciting fields of Janitorial, Labor intensive and those Uber/Lift drivers. Over 30 years work experience including being a Firefighter/Officer with a major city. Responding to emergencies was my passion, making deli sandwiches not so much.
Loved both careers. Excellent jobs, benefits.
You don't make mistakes in this line of work.. If you do, someone may die.
This job is not for everybody. You've got to really love it to stay in it and make a career out of it.
I am still young but i have had a lot of work experience i have done feild work with farmers since 14 years old year round at 18 i trained to firefight sisonal but really risky and only seasonal i applied at Dennys after was to slow and not enough work for me so went back to feild work and just want a year round job where i aint standing in hot sun or reallh cold weather
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I’m retiring soon. 30 years in the fire service as a Captain firefighter/paramedic. Word of mouth has sent me four good job offers. Have to sit down and find what will work best for my family. Do I stay with the paramedic side or move over to safety manager with my OSHA certs and degree? Both pay well, but one is very close to home with no challenges; the other three involve some travel but a lot of new challenges. Should I go for one of them or put my resume Officially out there in January.
Great place to volunteer nothing but good experiences