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Translate Military Capabilities to Wildland Fire



Integrate imageHow can I translate my military leadership and decision-making skills into my new career? 


Operating in the high-risk, dynamic environment of wildland fire requires making rapid and well-informed decisions.  Providing leadership in this environment means placing the welfare of your firefighters and the public as the highest priority.  Sound familiar?  The same attributes that made you an effective soldier, marine, sailor, or airman will contribute to your success in wildland fire.  The best way to translate your experiences with leadership and decision-making in the military to a wildland fire position is by ensuring that they are reflected in a well-written resume.  Visit these links for advice on writing your resume:

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