Northern Region Fire Hire

The Northern Region (Region 1) hires between 150-200 forestry technicians into vacant entry-level firefighter to senior fire management permanent positions each year in a nationally organized process called Fire Hire. 

The Northern Region consists of 11 National Forests and Grasslands located in Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota. Each year Region 1 looks for energized individuals to join our fire and aviation management program.

Chosen candidates can experience a wide variety of fire management activities, including contributing to fire suppression efforts, performing project work such as fuel inventories, preparing associated reports, and hazard fuel reduction projects.

Challenge yourself to new limits, join the USDA Forest Service men and women who serve to protect millions of acres within our national forests, our communities, and our natural resources.

What to Expect

Wildland firefighters may be required to work long hours in challenging and changing conditions. A career in wildland fire has many rewards, including the opportunity to work in some of the most beautiful places in the country and create lifetime friendships.

Fire Positions By Unit

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Other Helpful Links

  • Frequently Asked Questions about becoming a USDA Forest Service wildland firefighter.
  • Remember to attach all required documentation to be considered for the position(s). 
  • Apply for a USDA Forest Service Job – has helpful information to help you through the application process.
  • Interagency Fire Program Management Standard (IFPM) is a collaborative effort between the USDA Forest Service and the US Department of Interior wildland bureaus to establish minimum qualification standards for key positions in Fire and Aviation Management (FAM). In addition, the USDA Forest Service implemented an agency addendum to IFPM called the Forest Service Fire Program Management Standard (FS-FPM).