The USFS is hiring Wildland Firefighter Apprentices!

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Image of three firefighters holding chainsaws with text stating Accept the Challenge, We're Hiring Wildland Firefighter Apprentices: Apply on November 1-15

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.

Academy Dates

Core Academy 71

October 22 - November 17, 2017

Foundational Academy 2

October 22 - November 17, 2017

Core Academy 72

January 14 - February 9, 2018

Foundational Academy 3

January 14 - February 9, 2018

*Foundational Academy 4

February 4th - March 2nd, 2018

*Foundational Academy 5

March 18th - April 13th, 2018

Dates and Location are Tentative due to Potential Satellite Delivery on East Coast.

**Academy check-in is on Sunday from 1400 to 1600