Workforce Development

Brushing up on fire ecology skills prior to fire season, 2011
Brushing up on fire ecology skills prior to fire season, 2011

The most valuable asset of any wildland fire program is its professional staff. However successful fire management incorporates more than just firefighters on the line. In addition to skilled firefighters, it also includes talented managers, scientists, planners, IT professionals, administrative staff, communication specialists and others. All work together to deliver the safest, most effective fire management actions possible.

Developing, training and retaining professionals takes considerable forethought and effort. Learn more about qualifications and development opportunities for wildland fire practitioners by clicking on the links below.

Training

Nomination Process

Higher Education

Incident Qualifications

Apprenticeship

Professional Reading List

Last Updated: September 17, 2013