Program Dates: February 4 through November 6, 2019
Living Allowance: $686.60 biweekly
AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,144.00 upon completion of the program
Women’s Fire Crew
The Women's Fire Crew is a program designed to provide job skills to women interested in exploring a potential career in wildland fire (no experience necessary). This program will work with the Bureau of Land Management to gradually introduce all aspects of Wildland Firefighting.
You will earn your S212 (Wildland Fire Chainsaws), S130 (Firefighter Training), S190 (Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior), and your red card after passing a pack test and physical. WFA and CPR training will also be provided. This experience will give you on the job training for a career in wildland firefighting and an opportunity to be a part of a groundbreaking group of diverse women.
Each crew will consist of 5 members and 1 leader. Crews will work and camp for up to 14 days at a time in frontcountry and backcountry locations in all types of weather conditions. Among other various projects, project work will include habitat restoration and fuels reduction. If conditions permit the crew will have the opportunity to go on one fire roll and complete prescribed burn work in the fall.