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Veterans Fire Corps

Veterans Fire Corps

The Veterans Fire Corps program provides training and on-the-job experience for post 9-11 era veterans, ages 21-37, interested in entering into careers and gaining experience in natural resource management and wildland fire.

SCHEDULE: Veterans Fire Corps Crew typically camp out on eight- or nine-day hitches and have six- or five-days off between. Crews operate for anywhere between 3 and 6 months.

Housing is not provided on days off. Crews typically camp during hitch at or near their project site. A vehicle for travel to and from the office and project site is provided.

Project work will vary due to seasonality and environmental safety concerns. Projects that crews typically work on may include, but are not limited to:

  • Fire fuels reduction
  • Trail construction and maintenance
  • Invasive species management, including pesticide/herbicide application
  • Habitation restoration
  • Fence installation/repair
  • Land Management Inventory and Mapping
  • National Disaster Relief
  • Community Service
  • Recreation and facilities maintenance and construction

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have military veteran status and be able to provide a DD-214.

View our current openings here!



Genevieve Tucker


Phone: 575.281.4181

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