Long Pine Key Campground Closed
Due to improvements to park roads and parking lots, the reopening of the Long Pine Key Campground will be delayed due to paving work. It will reopen mid-December. Those desiring to camp will be able to utilize the Flamingo Campground instead. More »
Job Title: Fire Dispatcher
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 monitoring park fire radio frequencies, operating radios, telephones and computers to communicate with field personnel and firefighters managing wildland fire and aviation operations, using computerized systems to gather weather and fire data and distribute daily weather and fire forecasts, and answering central phone lines.
Benefits: Volunteers will gain radio skills and knowledge of fire-related activities and programs.
Goal/Outcome of Position: To provide information to firefighters to enhance safety and situational awareness.
Knowledge/Skills/Experience Desired: The volunteer should have an interest in fire management and communication. The volunteer should also have the ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Did You Know?
The Ten Thousand Islands area of Everglades National Park composes part of the largest stand of protected mangrove forest in the Western Hemisphere. South Florida's coast serves as a vital nursery ground for many of our most prized commercial and recreational marine species.