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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Gila District Office
 
Release Date: 12/20/12
Contacts: Jonathan Ziegler, 928-348-4543, Jonathan_Ziegler@blm.gov    
  Clyde England, 928-348-4521, Clyde_England@blm.gov    
  Diane Drobka, 928-348-4403, Diane_Drobka@blm.gov    

BLM Now Recruiting for Seasonal Fire Jobs


Safford, Ariz. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Gila District is currently recruiting applicants for seasonal employment during the 2013 fire season. To serve on a fire crew, persons must be at least 18 years of age, have a strong work ethic, be able to pass a pack test and maintain good physical fitness, be available to travel out of state for extended periods of time, and be willing to contribute in a team-structured environment.  Applicants must also be able to respond to a call-out by arriving at the Safford Field Office within 30 minutes.

Applications will be accepted through February 8, 2013.   Applicants will be notified in April regarding their selection for one of the 20 positions on the crew. Recruits will receive classroom and field training that will enable them to safely and effectively tackle wildfire suppression. The crew will be ready for assignments starting later than month.

While most fire duties will be in southeastern Arizona, some assignments may be out of state and last 14 consecutive days plus travel time. Emergency firefighters are hired on a call-when-needed basis and are only paid during fire, work, assignments; pay is $17 per hour.

If you think you have what it takes to be a wildland firefighter, and if you seek meaningful employment for several months, please contact Jon Ziegler or Clyde England at the Gila District fire office located at the BLM Safford Field Office, 928-348-4400.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 12-21-2012