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2015 Seasonal Fire Recruitment is now open!

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Examples of available positions:

Dispatch - Wildland fire dispatchers work in a fast-paced, high-stress environment with long hours where duties vary on a day-to-day basis. They dispatch aircraft, equipment and personnel to wildland fires with the use of radios, telephones and numerous computer programs to help suppress fires.

Fire Support - These positions support wildland fire managers and firefighters by working with budgets, processing time and travel documents, managing business training records and assisting with incident support and purchases.

Fuels - Fuels technicians conduct prescribed fires, collect fuel inventory data, and complete piling and thinning operations as part of project work on wildland fire fuels as well as support fire suppression when needed. They gather data and record information on fuel types, weather conditions, and fire behavior.


Twin Falls District is seeking applicants for firefighters, dispatch, fire support and fuels applicants. More information.

Idaho Falls District is seeking applicants for seasonal wildland firefighting jobs in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Salmon. Selected employees will work on wildland fire engine crews, detecting and suppressing wildfires on public lands. Previous firefighting experience is not a requirement for entry level positions. More information.

Idaho has one of the largest and most complex fire management programs in the BLM, protecting and managing wildfire on approximately 11 million acres of rangelands and forests in central and southern parts of the State.  Volatile fuel conditions and difficult terrain make this especially challenging.

The fire management program is made up of the following four components: Wildland fire suppression, hazardous fuels treatment, fire rehabilitation and community assistance and protection. Our priorities include protection of firefighter and public safety, property and valuable resources.

About 250 seasonal firefighters and 150 year-long fire managers and specialists serve as Idaho's fire management team.  Each year, the team responds to an average of 330 fires that burn about 270,000 of public and private lands. 

Fire management in Idaho is carried out through three regional interagency dispatch centers. Each dispatch center serves as the fire command center for a large region, conducting training, allocating personnel and equipments, managing aircraft operations, providing fire information, and supervising fire management strategies.

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Be FireWise: We all have a role to play in protecting ourselves and each other from the risk of wildfire. Find out how you can adapt to living with wildfire.

2014 BLM Fire Prevention Order

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Idaho Fire Plan: Learn about interagency coordination during fire restrictions and closures

Think Before you Burn: Individuals living outside city limits anywhere in Idaho, who plan to burn for any reason—including crop residue burning and excluding recreational campfires—during closed fire season must obtain a fire safety burn permit

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Wildland Fire Education: Student and teacher information 

National Interagency Fire Center: Nation's support center for wildland firefighting

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