BLM seeks seasonal call-when-needed firefighters


Bureau of Land Management Arizona

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Arizona Strip District Office

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ST. GEORGE, Utah – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District is currently recruiting applicants for seasonal call-when-needed wildland firefighters for the 2024 fire season. Wildland firefighters provide a valuable service, protecting communities and public lands.

To serve on a wildland fire crew, persons must be at least 18 years of age, have a strong work ethic, be able to pass a fitness test and medical exam, maintain good physical fitness, travel out of state for extended periods, and contribute to a team-structured environment.

While most fire duties will be in southern Utah and northern Arizona, some assignments may be out of state and last 14 consecutive days, plus travel time. Recruits will be classified as Administratively Determined (AD) Emergency Firefighters, hired on a call-when-needed basis, and are only paid during fire and/or work assignments; pay is $21.08 per hour.

Recruits will receive classroom and field training, and all essential equipment assigned that will enable them to perform wildfire suppression safely and effectively.

Applications will be accepted through February 29. Applicants will be notified in March regarding their selection for one of the available firefighter positions and can apply in the following ways:

  • Request, and send application forms back, by email, to the email address or, (or)
  • Pick up and drop off application forms at the Arizona Strip District Office 345 E. Riverside Dr. St. George, UT 84790

If you think you have what it takes to be a wildland firefighter, and if you seek meaningful employment for several months, please contact Ty Mizer, 435-414-5481,, or Brandon Davis, 435-429-4135,

To learn more about BLM’s fire and aviation program in Arizona, visit:

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.