"The Alaska National Park Service Wildland Fire Management Program is committed to providing a well-rounded experience to our employees. We expose staff to all aspects of a progressive fire management program which include: fire ecology, geographic information systems, communication and education, administration, fuels management, operations, planning and compliance, and program leadership. If this sounds appealing to you, come to Alaska and work with us!" - Dan Warthin, AK NPS Regional Wildland Fire Management Officer
Wildland Fire Apprenticeship Program
The Wildland Fire Apprentice Program is an accredited, educational program designed to enhance and develop future fire and aviation managers. The intent of the program is to take a career entry firefighter and provide education, training, and paid work experience over a 12 to 48 month period, depending on experience. Upon successful completion of all the requirements of the apprenticeship program, the apprentice will reach journey-level status as a wildland firefighter.