The U.S. Forest Service is now accepting applications for motivated students who are looking for a challenging and rewarding summer job outdoors as a wildland firefighter.
The Student Fire Program is designed for currently enrolled, degree-seeking students at a college or university. This program offers students the ability to learn basic wildland firefighting skills and teamwork, and builds confidence for life. Students are given the opportunity to earn money to continue their education while experiencing a possible future career.
The Student Fire Program requires that all applicants be 18 years of age or older, full- or part-time students at a community college or university, have and maintain a 2.5 grade point average or higher and have a high school diploma or GED. High school seniors must be in their final senior semester and meet the age and GPA criteria.
Student pay ranges are from $9.45 to $10.31 an hour. Summer hours will range based on the fire season conditions.
Drop off or mail your resume, a letter of good standing from your college, university or high school and a complete set of transcripts to: Sierra Vista Ranger District, 5990 S. Highway 92, Hereford AZ 85615. Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.