BLM AFS Type 2 contract crews are predominately made up of Alaska Natives whose families have spent generations working on emergency firefighting hand crews in Alaska, supplementing agency employee crews.
BLM AFS awards three contracts for Alaska village-based Type 2 wildland firefighting crews in Western Alaska
The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) awarded three contracts for additional Type 2 wildland firefighting hand crews based in Western Alaska villages. The contractors selected will base crews in the Galena Fire Management Zone that covers most of Western Alaska.
Solicitation period opens for BLM Alaska Fire Service Type 2 firefighting contract crews in Western Alaska
Potential contractors have until April 26 to submit proposals The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) is accepting contract proposals for Type 2 wildland firefighting hand crews based in Western Alaska villages for the 2021 fire season…. Read More ›
Solicitation period expected Feb. 25- March 26, 2021 FAIRBANKS, Alaska – Contract proposals for Western Alaska Village-based Type 2 wildland firefighting hand crews will be sought for the 2021 fire season by about March 26, 2021, according to a pre-solicitation notice published… Read More ›
March 3 update: All federal emergency firefighters in Alaska must have the medical certification by March 30 in order to participate in the Work Capacity Test (pack test) for the 2021 fire season. Original information (Jan. 26): All Emergency Firefighter… Read More ›
Three Alaska Division of Forestry managed Type 2 Emergency Firefighting (EFF) crews from rural Alaska mobilized to Colorado today, Aug. 28 to help with the busy fire season. These crews are mostly made up with firefighters from remote communities in Southwest and Eastern Interior Alaska.
The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) awarded three contracts for Type 2 wildland firefighting hand crews based in rural northeastern and Interior Alaska villages for the 2020 fire season. The contractors selected will base crews in… Read More ›
Because the BLM Alaska Fire Service remains focused on the safety and well-being of our employees and the public, preparedness regarding medical, physical and training requirements for Alaska federal (BLM) Emergency Firefighters (EFF) were adjusted for the 2020 fire year… Read More ›
The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) is soliciting contracts for Type 2 wildland firefighting hand crews based in rural Alaska villages for the 2020 fire season. Multiple contractors may be selected to base crews in communities… Read More ›
More villages were added to the schedule of mobile medical exams for federal emergency firefighters (EFF) in rural Alaska and others have been rescheduled after weather-caused cancellations. The changes to the schedule are (click on links for exam request forms):… Read More ›