Do you want a meaningful and rewarding summer job? Each February, the Fire Authority selects four volunteers/students for the Wildland Fire Volunteer Program. Selected volunteers/students receive basic wildland firefighter training and certification during April and May. We provide the training, safety clothing and protective gear. You bring enthusiasm and the ability to perform courageous outdoor work safely, productively and responsibly.

Students enrolled in the program receive a $500 stipend per month for cost reimbursement during the months of June, July and August. This stipend is in addition to any pay received from the state for work performed during a wildland fire deployment. Washington State currently pays firefighters $20 per hour, for working on a state wildland fire. Students who satisfactorily complete the program’s requirements will also receive a $2,000 tuition assistance allowance that may be used at any institution of higher learning.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age by spring, when the program begins.

Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2022.