Seasonal Firefighter Hiring

NOTE: The application period for the 2014 seasonal firefighter positions has closed. The individuals being hired are based on those applications. The 2015 Fire Season application process typically begins in November.

Fire Fighter I is a seasonal, temporary classification used by CAL FIRE. The Fire Fighter I application period usually occurs between November and January and hiring usually occurs between April and June, depending upon the year's fire and weather conditions.

The minimum qualification to participate in the Fire Fighter I Classification is that you must be 18 years of age at the time of appointment to a Firefighter I position.

You must file a Fire Fighter I Application at each CAL FIRE Unit in which you wish to be considered for appointment. For a listing of CAL FIRE Units, please refer to the "CAL FIRE Unit Contacts".

The filing period for the 2014 season is November 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014.

Applications will be accepted by mail OR in person for all units. PLEASE REVIEW THE UNIT LISTING ON THE SECOND PAGE OF THE FIRE FIGHTER I EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR UNIT CONTACT INFORMATION.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED AT EACH UNIT IN WHICH YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR APPOINTMENT. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER JANUARY 31, 2014 MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THE 2014 FIRE SEASON.

Applications will not be accepted at Sacramento Headquarters, Region Offices, or Conservation Camps.

More Information

Fire Fighter I Fact Sheet

 

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