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Becoming a Wildland Firefighter

Becoming a Wildland Firefighter

Welcome and thank you for your interest in becoming a wildland firefighter. You will challenge yourself to new limits, join an awesome group of men and women who serve to protect millions of acres of our forests, communities, and natural resources. This job has many rewards such as working in some of the most beautiful parts of the country and building friendships that last a lifetime.

This page is designed for you to make a well-informed decision about your future. There are many links associated with this section that will take you through our website and beyond. We want to provide as much pertinent information as possible about the hiring process, the interview panel, the fitness run and how you would fit into our organization.

Hiring Timeline

Dec. 1 – Dec. 31, 2021Application process for the 2022 season opens
Dec. 31, 2021Application process for the 2022 season closes
Jan. 8-9, 2022Fitness run
Jan. 18-20, 2022Interviews
Jan. 28-30, 2022Job offers will be extended

Helpful Links

Learn more about UFA’s Wildland Division.