The Wildland Firefighter Apprentice Program is an accredited, educational program designed to enhance and develop future Fire and Aviation Managers. The intent of the Program is to take a career entry firefighter and provide education, training and paid work experience over a 12 to 48 month period, depending on experience. Upon successful completion of all the requirements of the Apprenticeship Program, the apprentice will reach journey-level status as a wildland firefighter.


WHAT'S NEW?


  • Apprentices, Supervisors and Unit Managers check out the this memo regarding an upcoming amendment to the 2016 National Standards of Apprenticeship as this will take effect in the coming months.

  • Hiring for wildland firefighter apprentice positions is right around the corner. Check out the Forest Service Jobs website for the latest information

  • FY'19 Pre-work is updated for both Foundational and Core Academies located under the apprentice section; so check it out and see what courses and pre-work have changed from last year.

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Academy Dates

Core Academy 73

October 21 - November 16, 2018

Foundational Academy 6

October 21 - November 16, 2018

Core Academy 74

January 13 - February 8, 2019

Foundational Academy 7

January 13 - February 8, 2019

*Core Academy 75

January 13 - February 8, 2019

*Core Academy 76

February 10 - March 8, 2019

Core Academy 77

February 10 - March 8, 2019

*Foundational Academy 8

February 10 - March 8, 2019


*Tentative Dates


**Academy check-in is on Sunday at 1330

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