Fire Prevention Crew Leader
Ready for a big challenge ? How about leading one of our Fire Prevention crews, which specializes in protecting land from the threats of wildfires. In the last decade we have seen fires burning more frequently in residential areas which leads to a huge expense and use of resources. We will provide excellent leadership training, diversity training and more to help you gain confidence and be an amazing leader not only through your time with MCC, but throughout life. In addition our Fire Prevention crews will get training on wildfire mitigation, proper chainsaw use, and how to work in the Wildland Urban Interface which is a growing area in the fire world.
Fire Prevention Crew leaders provide on-site management of a crew, providing support and challenges by inspiring and encouraging their crew members. Leaders and their crews will be working on lands, and around homeowners property to help reduce resource use when wildfires burn these areas. This work includes reducing fuels immediately around homes by spreading gravel, brushing out smaller conifers and bushes, and removing ground litter that can spread fire quickly. There is also an emphasis on fuel reduction on people's property, focusing on using chainsaws to thin out small trees that can spread fire easily in these areas. If people describe you as a good listener, having a positive attitude, genuinely caring about others and treating them with respect, encouraging, confident and passionate, then you have found the opportunity for you so apply today! .
Location: Missoula, MT
Program Dates: March 8 through October 29, 2021
Living Allowance: $700 biweekly before taxes
AmeriCorps Education Award: $4,336.50 upon completion of the program