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    Hey, i am a fire cadet in Washington state. I am currently a junior and need some information about wildland firefighting. heres my question. Do you have to be 18 to be a wildland firefighter in montana? Also if anyone has any details or estimates on pay and living expences this would be very helpfull and very much apreciated!Email me at 4hhoper@msn.com if you have any info. that might help. thank you


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    Montana BLM WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER REQUIREMENTS:

    U.S. Citizenship
    Valid drivers license
    18 years old when reporting to work.
    Fire physical exam
    Drug test and random drug tests throughout the season.
    Physical fitness test (Pack Test)
    Complete Basic Fire School (Rookie School)

    Hours, Wages and Benefits

    HOURS:
    Minimum of 40 hours per week.
    May be required to work 14 days with 1 day off / 21 days with 2 days off.
    Maximum of 16 hours per 24-hour period (Work/Rest Guidelines).

    WAGES:

    Hourly Wage varies from $8.90 to $15.86 per hour depending on experience (2003 wages).
    Overtime is paid at time and a half for any time worked over 8 hours.
    Hazard Pay is 25% of the hourly rate for time spent on the fireline.


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