**Wy’east Wildlands** is a wildland fire suppression company with several twenty person hand crews and medical resources with bases in The Columbia River Gorge and Southern Oregon. We work all over the West, having sent crews to several states including New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, California, Colorado and Washington.
We are looking for individuals interested in fighting wildland fires. Wildland Firefighters that work for Wy’east Wildlands are hardworking, dependable, self-disciplined and team-oriented individuals with a willingness to learn and perform in diverse environments.
**Wy’east** prides itself in providing highly trained professional wildland firefighting crews that work throughout the United States. We consistently receive excellent evaluations on assignments and are known for our professionalism and work ethic. We were featured in buzzfeed.com and other periodicals, check out the article written about one of our crews in Montana below.
-Be 18 years of age or older
-Pass physical fitness testing (3 miles with 45 pound pack in under 45 minutes- 12 laps high school track)
-Maintain an active cell phone throughout fire season for dispatching. Text messaging capability is recommended
-Maintain a professional appearance
-Have a positive attitude and exceptional work ethic
-Operate outdoors in remote and rugged conditions
-Be prepared for assignments with extended travel (14 – 21 days) and overnight camping.
-Contain, control and suppress wildland fires
-Rapid on-call deployment preparedness for wildland incidents
-Utilize hand tools and equipment, such as pulaski, shovel, hazel hoe, ax, and chainsaw
-Perform activities including fireline construction, fuels reduction, hose systems, mopping up, and chainsaw work
-Coordinate as an organized crew during wildfires while holding line, patrolling, monitoring fire behavior, and performing mop-up operations
-Follow the chain of command
-Abide by all safety standards
**SAFETY is our TOP PRIORITY!**
We are looking for entry level and experienced wildland firefighters, EMT’s and Paramedics. Wages depend on experience, starting out at $21 an hour with overtime. Experienced firefighters, overhead or medical certs make more depending on qualifications and experience. Work weeks are usually around 100 hours, sometimes more depending on conditions. Wildland firefighting is seasonal work, part time and on-call. Fire season generally goes from May-November, with our busiest months in August and September. We have been out as early as May and as late as December.
Contact us today for more information! Reserve your spot in the next upcoming course. **Call or text 541-914-5zero85, or send us an email at WyeastWildlands@gmail.com**. Training cost is covered by the company. We look forward to hearing from you!
$21/hr + OT
All over the west coast