I am a seasonal wildland firefighter who is taking classes durring the off-season for fire protection and E.M.T. The only medical training that I've completed was the Combat Life Saver course I went through while serving as an airborne infantryman in the U.S. Army.
I'm an Army veteran who began wildland firefighting three years ago and will continue to do so until my knees blow out.
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
To work outdoors in an exciting environment while helping others.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
The hard work and excitement of the job. Kicking ash and taking flames.
yeah def. no problem. i'll ask around about crews around there. right now nothing comes to mind, but i'll see what is there. hope you make lot's of money this year, keep a heads up and be safe! will keep in touch.
hey yeah, sorry it took me awhile to check this site, didn't have internet. but yeah i started about five years ago. i just went to a forest service station, met some captains and got there numbers. applied and just kept bugging them. after a year on a type 2 crew i decided i wanted to be a hotshot. ran my ass off during the off season and met some hotshot captains, did an agility test for them and got on. you can also do engine stuff too, whichever you want to get on. i work in region 5 which is northern california pretty much. feel free to write back if you got any more questions.
Whats up Josh ? just looking around and found somebody who fights wildland fires but hey! were all family, I'm from NM we have not had snow down here! In the mountains there up to there ears. I drive a Type 3 engine what a rush just a couple of lines write back Stay safe. Leonard
Hey Josh, Well... bad news. Since we conducted a class last year for those who were ready to move up, there isn't enough students to have a class. BUT, I've included a link to the Washington State DNR training sched. which give a few options & FREE classes. Sorry about that, Ric
Ya, Pilot Rock is cool,, real cool. We just got 14" of snow!! Had to chain up the whole fleet!! Pilot Rock is northest oregon. We are 14 miles sounth of Pendleton, if you know were that is. No, it's not my band on my page. Just got my page up and going,I'll get some stuff on there soon! Well take it easy down in the vally!! LOL
My pleasure...always glad to help. By the way, THANK YOU for your service. I'm ex-Navy myself. As far as the FF1 class, I'll keep you infomed. If you find yourself needing a refresher class, we will be holding one in mid-late March...the FF1 should be about that time as well. Keep in touch, Ric