This section of the web site provides a Fire Management Career Ladders chart listing some of the most common jobs in a career progression in four of the most common career tracks in wildland fire management (operations, aviation, fuels, and dispatch). Although the chart is not an exhaustive list of opportunities in wildland fire management it does provide a view of jobs and potential career paths in wildland fire with brief, hot linked, descriptions for the listed jobs. For more information on training and qualifications please see: http://training.nwcg.gov/index.html
as well as additional information on How to Become a Firefighter for seasonal and permanent positions at http://training.nwcg.gov/sect_firef_seasonal.htm
Other career tracks (with fewer positions than the major fields) exist in prevention, fire ecology, training, safety, and fire business specialties.
For a downloadable, printable pdf of the graphic above, please click here. For a downloadble, printable pdf of the job descriptions, please click here.
Note: This table displays normal career paths in major career fields in Fire Management. It does not reflect positions in the Incident Command System (ICS).