Advanced Fire Management - Wildland Firefighting 1

Advanced Fire Management

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Do you enjoy teamwork and physical tasks? Helping others in a time of need? Enjoy being outside and active? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Advanced Fire Management training program. 

On the job, you will ...

  • Control and put out fires 

  • Respond to emergencies involving life, property or the environment, including disaster aid, search-and-rescue operations, and traffic accidents

  • Provide medical attention in a variety of situations 

Some of the career options you will have ...

Program graduates can go on to work in a variety of occupations in the wildland fire services, industry such as forest fire and prevention supervisor, fire inspector, forestry aide, forest technician, fire dispatch, fire engine operator, forest firefighter, conservation worker, arborist, and range manager. 

The credentials you will earn ...

In the Advanced Fire Management training program, you will earn industry-recognized credentials from such organizations as the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program.

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 

  • Completion of a Job Corps basic training program 

  • Strong work ethic and determination to succeed 

  • Meet strenuous physical requirements 

  • Pass an entrance exam 

  • Complete a successful phone, in-person or videoconference interview 

  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 

  • Positive attendance and progress record 

  • At least 17 years old 

  • Written recommendation from Job Corps center personnel 

  • Health clearance at current center 

* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.