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Wildland Firefighters work for state agencies and are responsible for suppressing wildfires. Example resumes for Wildland Firefighters showcase duties such as conducting backfire operations, forecasting fire behavior, preparing landing spots for fire suppression helicopters, operating hoses and pumps, felling trees, and providing instructions to the general public. Based on our selection of resume samples, essential qualifications for this job are fitness, stamina, decision-making, teamwork, effective communication, and attention to safety. Education requirements vary from state to state, from high school diploma to an Associate’s Degree. Specific training is provided.

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1

Wildland Firefighter

Maintained and operated fire engines, chainsaws, GPS units, pumps, radios, data entries and hand tools

  • Safely assessed and removed hazard trees that posed a safety threat to other firefighters and potential fire spread
  • Effectively communicated with co-workers, civilians, dispatchers and other firefighters to ensure safety and productivity
  • Performed leadership skills by assisting and directing firefighters towards incidents in a safe and organized manner.
Candidate Info
2
months in
workforce
1
month
at this job
BS
Forestry Management
BS
Agricultural Business
2

Forestry Aid/wildland Firefighter

Served as a member of a Fire crew/Forestry team by painting buildings, applying herbicide, and operating a chain saw to fall trees and clear refuge roads

  • Aided refuge manager in completing fire management tasks by conducting prescribed broadcast and slash pile burning
  • Participated in pre-task safety briefings to establish a sound working environment
  • Served as a member of a 20 person hand crew while fighting 4,500 acre wildfire
  • Operated and conducted regular maintenance services on pick-up trucks, all-terrain vehicles and outdoor power equipment tools
  • Engaged in daily physical training
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
3

Wildland Firefighter

  • Activated to fight over 80 fires throughout the State of California
  • Established water supplies, connected hoses, and directed water onto fires
  • Constructed fire line to prevent spread of fire
  • Patrolled burned areas after fires to locate and eliminate hot spots that may restart fires
  • Performed forest maintenance and improvement tasks such as cutting brush, planting trees, building trails, marking and cutting timber and fuel breaks
  • Collaborated with other firefighters as a member of a firefighting crew
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
Wastewater / Water Treatment
4

Wildland Firefighter

Responded to Wildland fires and medical emergencies throughout the Western United States.

  • Expanded professional knowledge through training courses and hands on training.
  • Led the physical fitness program
  • Completed recurring field assignments in Colorado, Montana, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, New Mexico, and California
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Kinesiology
Medical Technician
5

Team Member/wildland Firefighter/engine Operator

Performed prescribed burning, wildfire suppression, and fire preparedness techniques within all 4 seasons.

  • Conducted maintenance on equipment such as fire engines, tractors, mowers, chain saws, and hand tools.
  • Provided fire break preparation which involved rock removal, mowing, trimming, tree and brush removal.
  • Assisted other federal and state agencies with prescribed burning and wildfire suppression.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
5
months
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
6

Wildland Firefighter

Acted as IC on several fires supervising crews and communicating with air traffic and dispatch to coordinate resources in a sufficient manner to suppress fires.

  • Supervised fire crew members sawing in slashing units.
  • Selected for a fire assignment in Louisiana participating in prescribed burns, burning up to 5,000 acres a day while holding containment lines.
  • Selected for fire assignments in New Mexico and Montana performing both initial and extended attacks on fires.
  • Worked with the Idaho Panhandle Hotshots for 5 weeks on 2 large fire assignments.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Communications Studies
7

Corps Member/ Wildland Firefighter

  • Aided in opening a shelter for Hurricane Sandy Relief
  • Helped facilitate several community cleanups in Philadelphia, PA
  • Worked on a 20-person crew in Idaho on a 14-day wildfire assignment
  • Planned and taught two-hour "Stress Management" course to 50+ members
  • Worked with a variety of volunteers and communities throughout the East Coast
  • Acted as Media Representative; contacted local media and wrote press releases
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
month
at this job
BS
Recreation And Tourism
8

Emergency Hire Wildland Firefighter (seasonal)

Responded to prescribed burns as requested

  • Participated in briefings and debriefings
  • Communicated with personnel on the fire using radios and face to face tactics
  • Informed and interacted with community members to inform them of operations
  • Operated and maintained a variety of tools and equipment including but not limited to hand tools, 4x4 trucks, ATVs, and water pumps
Candidate Info
8
months in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
Forestry
9

Wildland Firefighter

Prevented wildfires from destroying homes and the ecosystem, developed plans to do prescribed burns to reduce flammable fuels and to help restore the ecosystem health

  • Developed community wildfire protection plans
  • Operated a variety of fire suppression tools and used rescue/protective equipment.
  • Conducted thorough checks on the sites where fires occurred.
  • Studied all routes in the city to discover shortcuts that can save time in case of emergencies.
  • Maintained physical fitness so as to remain ready for all sorts of emergencies physically and mentally.
  • Participated in many fire drills and workshops to enhance firefighting skills and to learn new combating techniques.
  • Educated citizens and local people about measures to prevent fire outbreak in their homes and offices.
  • Play the part of Smokey Bear at different educational events
  • Prepared, monitored and maintained the equipment used in case of fire and other emergencies
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
10

Wildland Firefighter

The Lonesome Pine Fire Crew are trained to work in steep terrain and in extreme temperatures, altitude, and smoke while maintaining reserve work capacity to meet unanticipated emergencies.

  • Completed the arduous level of a Pack Test, including muscular strength and muscular endurance.
  • Certified Introduction to Fire Suppression (S-110)
  • Certified Firefighter Training (S-130)
  • Certified Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190)
  • Fought forest fires in Virginia.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma

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