Fire Hire

Photo of firefightersThe Southwestern Region Fire Hire program streamlines the hiring process for permanent fire positions, and allow for more consistent hiring around the Region. The change in hiring process is in response to a continual vacancy situation that all of the national forests in the Southwestern Region currently face.  The unique feature of this process is the ability to immediately backfill positions that have been vacated.

NOTE: We have concluded our hiring of permanent employees for the 2014 fire season.  Our outreach for 2015 will begin around October 2014. Please check for Fire vacancies at that time.



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Key Contacts

  • SOUTHWEST ENGINE ACADEMY
    James Burton, Engine Captain
    Flagstaff Ranger District
    jburton@fs.fed.us
  • FIRE HIRE
    James Villard
    Regional Fire Training Officer
    Office: (575) 434-7332
    Fax: (575) 437-7908
    jvillard@fs.fed.us