Wildland Fire News

A selection of news releases and stories related to wildland fire management. For details about ongoing wildfires, visit the National Interagency Fire Center.

Investing in the Future: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildland Fire Apprenticeship Program

Saydee-Marie Fujioka, a Wildland Fire Apprenticeship Program participant, works on a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prescribed burn. Photo by Saydee-Marie Fujioka, USFWS.


Dan O’Connor used to look forward to being laid off from his temporary wildland firefighter position every fall. During the spring and summer, he worked long, hard days for months on end. Through it all, he looked forward with the anticipation to the fall, when he would be laid off and could enjoy life for a few months, recuperate, and prepare for the coming fire year. 

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