Transition from Structural to Wildland
Hey folks I'm currently a career firefighter at a smallish city department, I got hired when I was 21 and have been here for a little over a year. I am greatly interested in wildland firefighting in Oregon/California. I moved across the country to work where I am now, and would like to move back closer to home and explore different opportunities within the fire service.
I currently have ff1 and Hazmat ops. all ifsac. I am 1 class away from my fire science degree which I am taking right now. I'm not currently red carded as my department doesn't do forestry firefighting.
I noticed Calfires deadline is Jan31 for seasonal, how would I go about obtaining a permanent job with cal fire or any other agency be it BLM, USFS, NPS? I would love to do forestry work during the off season permanent employment is the end goal.