• Pa-Hay-okee Overlook

    Everglades

    National Park Florida

Fire Cache Assistant

Job Title: Fire Cache Assistant

Location: Pine Island Fire Cache, Homestead, FL

Project Duration: Ongoing

Hours Per Week: Flexible, Mon-Fri

Hours Per Month: Flexible


Description of Duties: Fire is a natural and integral part of the Everglades ecosystem. The fire management division is involved in the control of wildfires, as well as the planning and implementation of prescribed fire operations. Become part of the fire management team by inventorying, stocking and distributing firefighting equipment and supplies, delivering fire equipment and supplies to firefighters in the field and assisting in maintaining fire equipment, including fire engines, pumps, hand tools, all-terrain vehicles and other small motorized equipment.


Benefits: Volunteers will gain experience in fire operations and knowledge of fire-related programs.

Goal/Outcome of Position: To streamline fire cache operations.


Knowledge/Skills/Experience Desired: The volunteer should have an interest in fire management and operations.

Did You Know?

Limestone

Limestone is the porous, sedimentary rock you see in the Everglades. These rocks are made of calcium and contain fossils of sea life, evidence of ancient seas that once covered the area. The limestone aquifer under the Everglades acts as the principal water recharge area for all of south Florida.