Do you like working outdoors? If so, you’re in luck! The US Forest Service is recruiting seniors 18 or older by February 20th to work this summer as wildland firefighters. This is a chance for seniors to earn money, learn teamwork skills and build strong friendships. This adventurous and exciting job is a great way to find your passion and help your environment.
Local USFS Fire Management Officer Terry Nickerson thinks this is a great opportunity for seniors: “This is a good way to give back to your community, learn about forestry, fire management, and possibly travel the country,” he says.
Mendocino National Forest staff will be at Pomolita Middle School on January 13-14th for signups. After this, applicants will go through a basic fire course consisting of about 10 days of in-person and virtual paid training. Once you have completed this program you will be certified as a firefighter Type 2 (this is the entry-level for firefighting).
Wildcats interested in the opportunity can contact Eric Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org for an inside perspective of the job.
Ukiah High’s USFS local contact is Terry Nickersen whose contact information is below:
Upper Lake and Covelo Ranger District
10025 Elk Mtn. Road
Upper Lake, CA 95485