Does any body have any advice on how to become a wildand fire fighter.Iam a senior in high school and want to get a summer job on a crew next year.
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03-19-2004, 09:22 PM #1
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Tips on how to become a wildland fire fighter
03-20-2004, 11:02 AM #2
Start getting your training this year!
Locate your State's Wildland or Forestry resource and contact them. You will need to satisfactorily complete some basic wildfire training courses before you can be considered for any crew.
Ask them where you can register for the following programs:
S130 – Wildland Firefighter; S190 – Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior; and I100 – Introduction to ICS. Standards for Survival
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You will also need to pass the "pack test" to qualify for any deployment. If you will be seeking employment in 2005, you'll need to pass this test in that year. Again, check with your State agency to see where and when they administer this test. A description of the test can be found here.
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