Starting March 27, BLM Alaska Fire Service Smokejumpers will conduct training jumps in the skies above the Fairbanks and North Pole areas in preparation for the upcoming fire season. The required refresher and training jumps will occur throughout April and May.
Refresher & basic firefighter training schedule – Forestry 2023
The Division of Forestry & Fire Protection is offering basic firefighter training and red card refresher courses across the state. Registration is currently open for most classes and important registration deadlines can be found on the Forestry’s website. Spring is quickly approaching, and we ask that you share this page with people you know who are interested in protecting Alaska and all of the people from around the world who love the “Great Land”.
Recruitment for BLM AFS North Star Fire Crew is open for 2023 season
Recruitment for the 2023 BLM Alaska Fire Service Type 2 North Star Fire Crew is open until April 1. This entry-level crew provides a pathway to a career in wildland firefighting.
Join the Team – How to apply for the 2023 wildfire season
“New job posting alert!” This is currently what DOF Facebook page followers see as there are a record number of Forestry job openings for the 2023 season and beyond. Every week, additional Forestry job positions are available for applicants living… Read More ›
Annual Fireline Safety Refresher Available Online May 7th 1pm for Emergency Firefighters in Southwest Alaska
Seasonal wildland Emergency Firefighters (EFFs) in southwest Alaska are being offered an online Fireline Safety Refresher tomorrow Saturday May 7, 2022 at 1:00 PM. This free required annual training is offered to wildland fire personnel who live in Nikolai, McGrath,… Read More ›
Aerial Firefighting Training Simulation today Over Wishbone Hill above Sutton: Advisory to General Aviation Aircraft
General aviation aircraft and the public may observe up to five aerial firefighting aircraft simultaneously training over Wishbone Hill above the Jonesville Mine/Sutton between 11:00 and 5:00 pm today. There will be no wildfire on the landscape during the training…. Read More ›
Prescribed Fire in Palmer Provides Opportunity for Teamwork & Training
A pre-planned burn of available fuels under a controlled environment was successfully completed at the Kenny and Patti Barber Shooting Range located on Maud Road on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022. The grasses and brush that often surround these types of… Read More ›
Prescribed Fire Training With Local Fire Departments Successful This Week in the Mat-Su Area
Wildland firefighters from the Mat-Su Area Forestry station in Palmer have taken advantage of favorable conditions and have conducted two prescribed burns this week. The first is the Sitze Road 15-acre prescribed burn that initiated during favorable conditions Monday afternoon,… Read More ›
First line of fireline EMTs
Having qualified and capable medical first responders among initial attack firefighters directly on the fireline is crucial to treating trauma in the field, especially in Alaska. Organized by BLM AFS, this three-week Basic EMT class is routinely offered to AFS and State of Alaska wildland firefighters who may be the only ones working on a remote fire.
State Forestry releases 2020 Red Card and Refresher class schedules
The Alaska Division of Forestry has released its schedule of Basic Firefighter and Fireline Safety Refresher classes for the 2020 wildland fire season. Anyone interested in working as a Division of Forestry wildland firefighter or any support roles associated with… Read More ›