USA — The U. S. Forest Service is looking for people to fight wildfires next year in the Uinta and Wasatch-Cache national forests.
Seasonal positions are available for people to be members of engine, helicopter and “hotshot” crews involved in locating and suppressing wildland fires. Prevention technicians also are needed for tree-thinning projects and prescribed burns, said Forest Service spokeswoman Kathy Jo Pollock.
“The work requires arduous physical exertion under rigorous conditions,” she said. “The ability to work in rough, uneven terrain is essential. Climbing hills covered with trees, brush, rocks and debris is to be expected. Working long shifts, weekends and holidays is also a part of the job.”