Veterans focused Basic Wildland Fire Training

The Tonto National Forest will be providing basic wildland fire training to Veterans Recruitment Appointment eligible veterans over once a year, usually in late February or March. For detailed information about the VRA, visit the USAJobs VRA website for eligibility requirements and additional information.


Multiple Job Opportunities may be available for the summer season

  • At the end of the training, Temporary Vacancy job offers may be available for eligible participants. 

Minimum Federal Qualification Requirements

  • Must be 18-37 years of age (Exceptions will be considered)
  • Must be in good mental and physical condition.
  • Must be able to pass basic wildland firefighter training (provided)
  • Must be able to pass the Forest Service Work Capacity Test at the "Arduous" level. This involves a 3-mile walk that must be completed in less than 45 minutes while wearing a 45-pound vest (provided)

Apply now

Interested individuals should register by contacting:

Jon McLaughlin 
Tonto NF Fire Training Officer
(480) 457-1573