Wildland Firefighter Resume Samples

A Wildland Fighter is a specialised and highly trained firefighter who works in hazardous conditions to control and suppress wildfires. The exact duties are based on the credentials; but the common duties are listed on the Wildland Firefighter Resume as follows – using complex equipment to control and fight against forest fire, controlling wildfire immediately; handling heavy equipment, felling trees; conducting backfire and burnout operations; operating water and chemical hoses and pumps; analysing fire weather and topographical data; predicting fire behavior; and constructing landing spots for landing of fire suppression helicopters.

Those who are adventurous and want to take this field should depict the following skills and abilities – physically strong and mentally fit; the ability to lift and use heavy equipment, knowledge of using fire fighting techniques; and the ability to pass fitness test. A high School diploma or equivalent is necessary. An associate’s degree is fire science is preferable.

GS-3 Wildland Firefighter Resume

Headline : Self-motivated, personable Wildland Firefighter with 5+ years of successful implementation of administrative duties and 3 years experience as a seasonal Wildland Firefighter. Talent for quickly mastering new technology and skills. Flexible and versatile - able to maintain a sense of humor under pressure.

Skills : Customer Service, Retail, Call Center, Sales, Fire Safety.

Description :

    1. Duties included the operation of heavy firefighting equipment, the use of hand firefighting tools, and performing ground reconnaissance on wildfires.
    2. Met and annually maintained a physical fitness standard which includes successfully completing a 2-mile walk carrying a 25-pound pack in 30 minutes or less and obtain required NWCG training and Red Card Certification.
    3. Carried a communication device to facilitate 24-hour availability and was required to respond to dispatcher within 30 minutes of receiving an emergency page, notification, or alert.
    4. Assisted Regional Fire Coordinators with the delivery of the Capacity Building programs to VFD's and municipal fire departments.
    5. Supported the development and delivery of the programs within TFS and with other government agencies.
    6. These programs included: VFD assistance insurance, and vehicle liability risk pool; Fire Safe, FEPP; VFA cost shares, Helping Hands; training; fire risk assessment; aviation; and TICC.
    7. Assisted in the delivery of programs developed by the Regional Fire Coordinators, Fire Prevention Specialists, Urban Interface Specialists, and Prescribed Burning Specialist.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science


Wildland Firefighter/Ranger Resume

Summary : Poised and competent Wildland Firefighter/Ranger with confirmed ability to easily complete difficult tasks and thrive in deadline-driven and/or stressful environments. Superior team-building skills. To pursue a career in a competitive organization, holding a responsible position, which would enhance the skill to work and thus enable to curve a winning. To increase and share knowledge in order to add value to the organization and oneself.

Skills : Science, Nutrition, Research Health, Geography, Friendly, Creative, Microsoft Office.

Description :

    1. Supervise and lead four to five individuals on an engine crew on a daily basis, including and engine operator, senior firefighter, and 3 seasonal firefighters.
    2. Responsible for supervising and leading 5 heavy engines and 2 dozers for a period of 14 to 21 days.
    3. Providing and implementing strategies and tactics to reduce acreage and structures lost by fire.
    4. Responsible for supervising and leading crews of 18 to 22 individuals, directly supervising three squad bosses each supervising and leading five to seven firefighters.
    5. Ensuring proper tactics and strategies are met and used in firefighting.
    6. Gather and consider information on weather data, topography, fuel types, and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents.
    7. Evaluate and recommend how personnel and equipment should be used in suppression and protection of resources at risk, based on fire management principles.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science


Senior Wildland Firefighter Resume

Summary : Hardworking and motivated Senior Wildland Firefighter looking to transition from U.S. Marine Corps duty to the civilian workforce. Highly motivated with more than three years of experience, actively seeks additional responsibilities and resolves problems quickly and efficiently.

Skills : Fire & Safety, Communication, Basic Computer Skills

Description :

    1. Communicated effectively with the crew and other departments to accomplish forest goals.
    2. Responded to emergency situations including traffic collisions, medical assistance calls, structure fires, vehicle fires, and wildland fires.
    3. Completed helicopter load calculations, helicopter passenger and cargo manifests, daily task logs, run sheets, training logs, and cost reports.
    4. Compiled, formatted, edited, and annually updated the Shasta-Trinity National Forest Fire Management Plan using various Microsoft Office programs, and Adobe Acrobat.
    5. Collected, compiled, and inputted resource data for short, medium, and long-range fuel planning and treatment.
    6. Established contact with forest visitors and local residents informing them of fire prevention, and forest rules and regulations.
    7. Issued and filled out citations, incident, and accident reports.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts

Junior Wildland Firefighter Resume

Objective : Keeping everyone safe by utilizing safe work practices is a major priority. Good communication with crew members, supervisors, and dispatch is necessary to insure a safe working environment. A task-oriented and can work individually or on a team to accomplish goals. Makes quick decisions when needed to insure the safety of others and oneself when conditions suddenly change.

Skills : Geography, Friendly, Creative, Microsoft Office.

Description :

    1. Collaborate with other firefighters as a member of a firefighting crew.
    2. Extinguish flames and embers to suppress fires, using shovels, or engine- or hand-driven water or chemical pumps.
    3. 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.
    4. Establish water supplies, connect hoses, and direct water onto fires.
    5. Patrol burned areas after fires to locate and eliminate hot spots that may restart fires.
    6. Participate in physical training to maintain high levels of physical fitness.
    7. Maintain knowledge of current firefighting practices by participating in drills and by attending seminars, conventions, and conferences.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Wildland Firefighter - Contract Resume

Objective : A resourceful, result-oriented Wildland Firefighter with demonstrated/ability in identifying potential strategic opportunities and implementing comprehensive section plans to achieve objectives. Strong work ethics as well as excellent interpersonal and organization skills.

Skills : EMT, Security Supervisor, Firefighting, Driving

Description :

    1. Completed daily engine checks, ensuring readiness and proper function of lights, sirens, air breaks, suspension, diesel engine components, fluid levels, pump systems, hose reels, radios and I/A equipment.
    2. Drafted water from rivers and lakes, using Mark 3 and Honda portable pumps.
    3. Patrolled campgrounds and Forest Roads to check for unattended campfires, lightning strikes, and smoke.
    4. Completed initial attack operations on wildfire, lining progressive hose lays around the incident site, suppressing the fire with water and foam and assisted in digging line with hand tools.
    5. Constructed and prepped prescribed burns to reduce fuels.
    6. Made contact with visitors to National Forest and educated them on fire safety and prevention.
    7. Mentored Job Corps students on fire engine operations and wildland firefighting.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts

Wildland Firefighter - Intern Resume

Objective : To succeed in an environment of growth and excellence and earn a job where one can utilize and apply the knowledge, skills which would enable as a fresh graduate to enhance the skills while fulfilling organizational goals with full integrity and zest. To be a part of the organization, grow along with it and to obtain a challenging and progressive position

Skills : Nationally Certified EMT, Fire Engineering & Safety, Communication, Microsoft Office

Description :

    1. Treated wounds and injuries, administered medication and assessed medical situations in remote locations.
    2. Stabilized and secured injured patients for transport over long distances.
    3. Rescued fire victims, and administered emergency medical aid.
    4. Collaborated with other firefighters as a member of a Wildland fire suppression crew.
    5. Wildland fire suppression: extinguished flames and embers to suppress fires, used fire suppression equipment and procedures.
    6. Participated in physical training to maintain high levels of physical fitness.
    7. Observed, recorded, and reported to the physician the patient's condition or injury, the treatment provided, and reactions to drugs or treatment.
    8. Maintained vehicles and medical and communication equipment and replenish first aid equipment and supplies.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Masters of Science

Wildland Firefighter - Temp Resume

Headline : Seeking a career with a leading corporate of hi-tech environment with committed & dedicated people, which will help to explore oneself fully and realize the potential. Willing to work as a key player in challenging & creative environment of Fire service.

Skills : Basic Wildland Fire Suppression Tactics, Use Of Hand Tools & Chainsaw Faller

Description :

    1. Provided quick and immediate response to emergency calls - Assisted in freeing people trapped in buildings by combating fire and using rescue equipment and provided first-aid before medical emergency services arrive.
    2. Operated a variety of fire suppression tools and used rescue/protective equipment.
    3. Conducted thorough checks on the sites where fires occurred.
    4. Maintained physical fitness so as to remain ready for all sorts of emergencies physically and mentally.
    5. Participated in many fire drills and workshops to enhance firefighting skills and to learn new combating techniques.
    6. Monitored and maintained the equipment used in case of fire and other emergencies to ensure they are being ready at any time.
    7. Performs upkeep and maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

Wildland Firefighter - Entry Level Resume

Objective : To work in a competitive and challenging work environment to contribute to the best of the ability and fully utilize the inter-personal skills and potential to pursue a challenging and rewarding career. To pursue a challenging career and be a part of the organization that gives the scope to enhance my knowledge, skills and reaches the pinnacle in the field with determination, dedication and hard work.

Skills : CPR Certificate Holder, First Aid Certificate Holder, Use Of Hand Tools & Chainsaw Faller

Description :

    1. Maintain knowledge of current firefighting practices by participating in drills and by attending seminars, conventions, and conferences.
    2. Collaborate with other firefighters as a member of a firefighting crew.
    3. Organize fire caches, positioning equipment for the most effective response.
    4. 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.
    5. Extinguish flames and embers to suppress fires, using shovels, or engine- or hand-driven water or chemical pumps.
    6. Patrol burned areas after fires to locate and eliminate hot spots that may restart fires.
    7. Provides technical assistance to local governments and manages wildfires that exceed the capacity of local agencies.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelors of Science

Junior Wildland Firefighter Resume

Objective : Hard-working, self-motivated Junior Wildland Firefighter seeking gainful employment in a substantial position providing me the opportunity to utilize and expand my acquired knowledge, skills and experiences in the automotive/customer service field in the surrounding area.

Skills : CNC Setup And Operation, Conventional Mill And Lathe Operation, Preciscion Measurement Tools.

Description :

    1. Served as saw boss maintaining and inventorying twenty-five chainsaws.
    2. Scouted units on both project work and fires, identifying hazards and assessing the plan of action.
    3. Worked as lead pulaski when digging line, requiring situational awareness and communication to pace, lead and motivate a crew of twenty.
    4. Served as the last sawer on saw team of six for easy transition from sawer to digger when needed.
    5. As certified B faller lead squads on hazard tree felling operations.
    6. Served as lookout, monitoring, recording and relaying weather and fire behavior to crew and adjoining resources.
    7. Ran pump operations, monitoring pressure and volume supplying water to divisions.
    8. Ensures that fire sprinkler systems are properly installed and maintained.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Certificate

Wildland Firefighter - Supervisor Resume

Headline : To secure a position as a firefighter where one can contribute the extensive knowledge, skills, and experience to an outstanding and exceptional department that prioritizes its commitment to the safety of the community. To work in an organization with a challenging and competitive environment, where one can achieve work satisfaction and desired career growth through perpetual learning and personal development.

Skills : Billing, Sawer, Wildland Firefighter, Instructor.

Description :

    1. Developed a working knowledge of fire suppression and fuels management techniques, practices, and terminology.
    2. Carried out special assignments such as a tree falling, backfire, and burnout operation.
    3. Utilized a variety of specialized tools, equipment, and techniques while actively responding to fires.
    4. Achieved knowledge of Minimal Impact Suppression Tactics (MIST), worked with Resource Natural Area (RNA) specialists.
    5. Responded to multiple in and out-of-state wildland fires, Type 2 to 5.
    6. Responded to flood relief efforts; constructed protection using sandbags and operated large portable pumps.
    7. Performed natural disaster relief aid; assisted with municipal clean-up of broken trees and other scattered debris.
    8. Drives and operates emergency response vehicles during emergency incidents. Operates fire pumps and associated suppression equipment required to control an incident.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Associates

Wildland Firefighter Resume

Objective : A resourceful, result-oriented professional with demonstrated/ ability in identifying potential strategic opportunities and implementing comprehensive section plans to achieve objectives. Strong work ethics as well as excellent interpersonal and organization skills.

Skills : Typing 65 WPM, Training, Computer Skills, Fire Safety

Description :

  • Selects proper firefighting tools and equipment to control and extinguish fires.
  • Uses ladders to gain access to assist individuals from affected structures. Performs search and rescue operations.
  • Utilizes appropriate safety equipment, removes hazardous materials from buildings assists in determining corrective action.
  • Provides emergency medical care during emergencies.
  • Performs extrication operations to free individuals trapped in vehicles, elevators or structures.
  • Performs inspections, preventive maintenance, and minor repairs to emergency response equipment. Records all pertinent information regarding inspections and maintenance.
  • Performs required testing and inspecting of fire protection and suppression systems. Records all pertinent information regarding testing and inspections.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Certificate