Recruitment for BLM Alaska Fire Service North Star Fire Crew is open for 2024 season

  • Source: Alaska Wildland Fire Information
  • Published: 03/01/2024 12:00 AM

Recruitment for the BLM Alaska Fire Service’s Type 2 North Star Fire Crew is open until April 1. Located in Fairbanks, Alaska the North Star Fire Crew is an entry level wildland fire hand crew that provides a pathway to become an AFS hotshot, smokejumper or fire specialist. As a training crew, the program accepts applicants with little to no fire experience, provides red card certification in the first two weeks of critical training, and during a three-month season, teaches crew members the fundamental skills of wildfire suppression. Although classified as a Type 2 hand crew, the North Star Fire Crew is trained and equipped to Interagency Hotshot Crew standards. Overhead positions on the crew are filled by current AFS hotshots with three to five years of wildfire experience.


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