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How likely are you to consider part/full time employment opportunities to fight wildfires on U.S. public lands (up to 1,000 hrs overtime in peak season)? [1 vote(s)]

Not likely, I do not want to work in rural environments
Somewhat likely, I would fight wildfires, but only near large cities
Likely, If are entry level positions where I can gain experience
Very likely, If living arrangements were subsidized or provided
Extremely likely, if my crew were diverse.
Ian Herron

BLM Wildland FireFighter Diversity efforts



This presentation is for anyone looking to make a difference in their nation by utilizing their skills, talents and unique approach towards mitigating much of our “human-influenced” wild fire activity across the American West. Becoming a seasonal or part-time wild land fire fighter means that you are performing a role that truly makes a difference. You will save lives, protect the communities we serve and help to reduce the negative impacts of future human activity that compromise the health of our public lands. We can do all of this by applying before the job closes Mid-January, 2016 and raising awareness for our 2017 fire season. Our best practices will prove beneficial to those at any point of their careers. Our informal conversation is designed for the audience to get an understanding of expectations and while learning the BLM culture first hand.


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The Bureau of Land Management’s Mission and our unique role


It is the mission of the Bureau of Land Management to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. We manage and conserve resources for multiple use and sustained yield on approximately 248 million acres of public land, and an additional 700 million acres of subsurface federal mineral estate.


However, we are focused today on the recruitment and retention specific to our fire and aviation efforts. The BLM and other public lands agencies respond to tens of thousands of wildfires per year. Each year, an average of more than 73,000 wildfires burn about 7.3 million acres of private, state and federal land and more than 2,600 structures. 


Please view this webinar posted on our BLM Website. There you get an understanding about our mission and the collaboration it takes to achieve our goals. You will learn about applicant requirements, what it takes for selection and future opportunities down the road. Please keep in mind that this presentation is a general overview of the Wildland fire fighter’s role and that several offices are available to assist you in the job search or answer a question about the BLM practices in a particular state. Our intent is to provide insight on how challenging, yet wonderful it is to be a Wildland firefighter and to guide job seekers through the application and resume hurdles.


Where do we operate?

Most of this land is located in the 12 western states:


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