National Park Service Careers (page 7)
Fire Management and Search & Rescue Operations
Specially trained fire rangers both put out and start fires. Forests need fire to keep them healthy. Some pine cones open and release seeds only after being heated by fire. Fire rangers go all over the country to work on fires. It can be dangerous work, but the rangers’ special training and equipment keeps them save. Other rangers are trained in search and rescue. These rangers are on call to help when a visitor gets lost or is injured in a park.
Last updated: April 10, 2015