Southern Nevada BLM Engines
BLM’s four engines in Southern Nevada are staffed with between three and five firefighters depending on the season, training needs and other factors. The engines are led by a Captain, Engine Operator and Lead Firefighter. Two additional firefighter positions per engine are seasonal.
Engines may be assigned out of area for up to 30 days at a time depending on fire conditions locally and throughout the nation. Firefighters will often live in primitive conditions in the field while assigned to incidents often camping for days at a time in remote locations. Firefighters will work up to 16 hours a day in hot and smoky conditions when on a fire assignment.