Wildland Firefighter Resume Examples

wildland firefighter

  • Direct, and participate in, forest-fire suppression.
  • Collaborate with other firefighters as a member of a firefighting crew.
  • Maintain contact with fire dispatchers at all times to notify them of the need for additional firefighters and supplies, or to detail any difficulties encountered.
  • Establish water supplies, connect hoses, and direct water onto fires.
  • Fell trees, cut and clear brush, and dig trenches to create fire lines, using axes, chainsaws or shovels.
  • Communicate fire details to superiors, subordinates, or inter agency dispatch centers, using two-way radios.
  • Serve as a working leader of an engine, hand, helicopter, or prescribed fire crew of three or more firefighters.

wildland firefighter

  • Wild fire suppression
  • Forest fire mitigation
  • Chain saw operation and Maintenance
  • Large tree felling

wildland firefighter

  • Establish short- and long-term plans for management of forest lands and forest resources.
  • Choose and prepare sites for new trees, using controlled burning, bulldozers, or herbicides to clear weeds, brush, and logging debris.
  • Plan cutting programs and manage timber sales from harvested areas, assisting companies to achieve production goals.Conduct  protection, mitigation, or restoration projects to prevent resource damage, maintain the integrity of critical habitats, and minimize the impact of human activities. 
  • Observe fires or crews from air to determine firefighting force requirements or to note changing conditions that will affect firefighting efforts.

wildland firefighter

  • Patrol burned areas after fires to locate and eliminate hot spots that may restart fires.
  • Fell trees, cut and clear brush, and dig trenches to create firelines, using axes, chainsaws or shovels.
  • Maintain fire equipment and firehouse living quarters
  • Fought and suppressed wild forest fires with my crew.

wildland firefighter

  • Physical training
  • Equipment training
  • Annual training
  • Long work shifts
  • Two weeks on,Two days off
  • Vehicle and Equipment organization and inspection

wildland firefighter

  • Remain calm during stressful situations
  • Produce timely solutions to obscure and difficult problems
  • Utilize excellent communication with other members of crew 
  • Supervised crews of up to 15 people; ensuring their safety and well being is my first priority in very hazardous environments and situations.

wildland firefighter

  • Attend daily safety briefings. Take note of special weather conditions, and communicate any potential hazards that may be increased with members of crew.
  • Ensure all equipment and tools are maintained to Government of Alberta standards
  • Patrol district in helicopter and monitor for smoke, fire, and other hazards
  • Identify lookout areas, anchor points, safety zones, escape routes, and establish communications prior to actioning an active fire
  • Perform initial attack on fire controlling spread and stopping growth of fire
  • Perform sustained action on fire. Looking for hot spots, flare ups, and removing potential danger trees from the area
  • Maintain ground to ground and ground to air communications on fire line via radio

wildland firefighter

  • Perform all aspects of wild land fire fighting suppression tactics
  • Supported crew members, built trust and camaraderie with the crew and demonstrated efficient communication with crew members.   
  • Utilize radio system and GPS to receive water bucket operations from helicopters 
  • Use and maintain equipment and tools, including: Pump and hoses, chainsaw, shovel, axe.

wildland firefighter

  • Collaborated with other firefighters as a member of a firefighting crew
  • Effectively communicated with co-workers, civilians, dispatchers, and other firefighters to ensure safety and productivity
  • Performed leadership skills by assisting and directing firefighters towards incidents in a safe and organized manner.
  • Participated in pre-task safety briefings to establish a sound working environment
  • Performed forest maintenance and improvement tasks such as cutting brush, planting trees, building trails, marking and cutting timber and fuel breaks
  • Expanded professional knowledge through training courses and hands-on training.
  • Protected the environment from spread of wildfire while cooperating with other resources 

wildland firefighter

  • Respond to and suppress local and state wide wild land fires on a Type 1 hand crew
  • Provide fire protection in local communities by creating fuel breaks as well as participating in fuel reduction projects
  • Respond to and assist in any state or national emergency including earthquakes and floods
  • Learn and practice new skill sets for fire-line engagement taught by Cal Fire Captains 

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