The AFS North Star Fire Crew is recruiting for 2015

March 10, 2015 2 p.m.

The BLM Alaska Fire Service North Star Fire Crew is recruiting interested individuals for the 2015 fire season which runs from May through August.

The North Star Fire Crew is designed to provide an experienced pool of potential recruits for the Alaska Fire Service Interagency Hotshot Crews (IHC); provide entry level positions into the Alaska Fire Service for individuals with limited or no fire experience; provide Alaska Fire Service with an additional quick response hand crew; and provide Alaska natural resource agencies a low cost crew for project work. Crew members should be in top physical condition.

Housing and meals will be provided at no cost to crew members. While in Fairbanks, North Star Fire Crew members reside in barracks rooms and meals will be provided in the BLM Dining Hall.  Crew members will be trained and utilized as wildland firefighters. While on fires, crew members will be paid Emergency Firefighter wages.

To apply for the North Star Fire Crew program visit http://fire.ak.blm.gov/afs/fireops/northstars.php. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1.

About afsakfireinfo

The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (AFS) located at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, provides wildland fire suppression services for over 240 million acres of Department of the Interior and Native Corporation Lands in Alaska. In addition, AFS has other statewide responsibilities that include: interpretation of fire management policy; oversight of the BLM Alaska Aviation program; fuels management projects; and operating and maintaining advanced communication and computer systems such as the Alaska Lightning Detection System. AFS also maintains a National Incident Support Cache with over $15 million in inventory. The Alaska Fire Service provides wildland fire suppression services for America’s “Last Frontier” on an interagency basis with the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources, USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Military in Alaska.

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