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Wildfire fighters put out fires in forests and other open places. They are also called forest firefighters and wildland firefighters. They move dirt, clear brush, and cut down small trees to control the spread of wildfires. They patrol fire areas to put out (or mop up) any remaining burning material.

* Labor Market Information is not available as Wildland Firefighters are included in the Firefighting category.  Both National and Oregon information reflects information for all firefighters.

Wages are an estimate from local Rogue Valley employers, unable to estimate the number of employed Wildland Firefighters in the region at this time.  Wildland Firefighters working on Federal contracts receive additional pay.

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Video courtesy of Grayback Forestry.

Video courtesy of Career Journeys.

State of Oregon Licenses and Education


No statewide license is required for this occupation.

Schools & Training Providers

Rogue Community College Central Point Wildland Fire Training
Grayback Forestry White City and Grants Pass Wildland Fire Training (White City)

Wildland Fire Training (Grants Pass)

HB Company Grants Pass Wildland Fire Training
Pacific Oasis Ashland Pacific Oasis Ashland Base
Wolf Creek Job Corps Center Glide Forestry Conservation and Firefighting
First Strike Environmental Roseburg Wildland Fire Training
Rogue Interagency Training Association Jackson and Josephine Counties Firefighting including Wildland and EMS
Dust Busters Plus Eugene Dust Busters Plus Training

View a Calendar of Other Local Trainings.

For training information including possible financial support, contact your local WorkSource Rogue Valley Work Center (Jackson and Josephine Counties).

Call: Jackson County 541-734-7533 or Josephine County 541-471-3811

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