Los Padres Women in Wildfire

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Don't miss out on this unique opportunity!

The U.S. Forest Service, Los Padres National Forest, is seeking highly motivated females interested in a career in firefighting to participate in our Women in Wildfire Basic Training Camp. This camp is geared toward providing a bridge for female and underrepresented groups to wildland firefighting careers which they may not have otherwise been aware of.

Participants will learn about careers in wildland fire with the Forest Service through basic firefighter training and leadership development. Upon completion of training, participants will be highly competitive for temporary wildland fire positions. Individuals selected for this opportunity will be provided with a comprehensive wildland fire orientation, professional development, formal firefighter training, as well as certification and physical training.

Camp Schedule

The Women in Wildfire Basic Training Camp will begin Monday, November 30, 2015, and conclude Friday, December 4, 2015. This 5 day, 4 night Camp will be hosted in Santa Barbara, California. Training will include classroom and hands-on field exercises. Participants will be provided with personal protective equipment and line gear. They will be taken on hikes to simulate activities that wildland firefighters regularly perform to gain a better understanding of the physical demands of the job. Full attendance is mandatory, and selected participants must participate and be present all 5 days and 4 nights of the camp. If selected, participants will be paid for the training and physical fitness test portion of the camp.




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