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Wildland Firefighter Training



Integrate imageWhat kind of training will I get as a wildland firefighter?

 
Wildland firefighters are some of the most highly trained land-management employees in the Federal service.  An entire curriculum is devoted to helping wildland firefighters gain the technical skills necessary to perform in incident management positions throughout their careers.  In addition there is a well-established leadership curriculum to ensure you have the required skills to lead in this high-risk career field.  As you progress in your career path, you will need to gain skills in budgeting, personnel management, and project management.  These courses can be obtained from a variety of Federal service providers.  Costs are usually covered by your employing agency.  In addition, there are opportunities to attend leadership training from universities and private leadership development companies.  Your agency may also provide opportunities and/or support to attend college courses that pertain to your job.
 

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