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Young Adult Opportunities

Women's Fire Crew Member

What is rugged, intense, and has a chainsaw? Our amazing 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. Not only will you get to bond with other women 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. Basic First Aid 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. Light your own internal fire by applying today!

  • Position Closed 2021
    Location: Start in Bozeman, MT; The projects will take place in Wyoming
    Program Dates: April 26, 2021 through August 13, 2021
    Living Allowance: $600 gross biweekly before taxes are taken out
    AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,678.57 upon completion of the program