Fire & Aviation

Fire Hire

Firefighters, scientists, resource and business managers, computer and communications technicians–fire jobs are as diverse as the Forest Service itself!
We hire seasonal and permanent fire fighters. Look for job series #0462, which includes most fire-related jobs, when searching USAJobs and other listings.
Contractors do some fire fighting and restoration work.

Fire Suppression

Learn about our firefighting program and forces, including interagency hotshot crews in the Rocky Mountain area at the
Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center.

National Fire Plan

The region has expanded fire assessment, suppression, and prevention programs to carry out the National Fire Plan. US Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management Doctrine

Rocky Mountain Research Station Fire-related Publications

This report describes the kinds, quality, amount, and gaps of scientific knowledge for making informed decisions on fuel treatments used to modify wildfire behavior and effects in dry forests of the interior Western United States: Science Basis for changing forest structure to modify wildfire behavior and severity.

This publication includes presentation material, discussion points, alternatives, and planning efforts to explore cooperative efforts and options. Managing the unexpected in prescribed fire and fire use operations: a workshop on the High Reliability Organization.

Fire Management Information at Seventeen Minutes in US Forest Service Employment Video: