Tuesday, January 8, 2013

CAL FIRE Hiring Seasonal Firefighters - Fire Fighter I

 Applications for CAL FIRE Seasonal firefighters are being accepted until Jan 31. Watch this short video to learn more.

    CAL FIRE Hiring Seasonal Firefighters

    CAL FIRE TV explores this exciting position and offers some helpful tips or getting hired.
    Published on Jan 7, 2013

    Transcript: 
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    it's a profession filled with danger excitement and reward being a
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    firefighter with cal fire can be one of the most challenging an exhilarating
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    careers in the world and for many it's a career that begins as a seasonal
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    firefighter seasonal firefighters the foundation of our department
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    in order to become a permanent forty it's the first entry level position that
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    she can take
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    cal fire seasonal firefighters respond to an array of emergency and public
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    assistance calls
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    the job is demanding and fast-paced they will response to anything from swift
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    water rescue to structure fires to
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    while and fires everything that our permit employees go through because this
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    is their entry level spot to get into the rest of the crew returned fire
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    protection to be successful in the job
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    seasonal firefighters must be in good physical shape
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    the job often requires long hours heavy lifting and hiking and steep terrain
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    for seasonal firefighter you must have a high school diploma be eighteen years of
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    age
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    and be willing to extend your education through his
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    fire science biotechnology
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    we have to be highly motivated in order to get this job each year cal fire
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    receives thousands of applications from firefighter hopefuls
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    walkin historical rerun the fire service
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    to help stand out from the crowd cal fire officials recommend potential
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    applicants seek additional experience and training choir to apply for a
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    seasonal position
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    that second hand syria billy to get a job with us
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    would be a firefighter one academy etiquette a local community college have
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    in your hean cd fire science
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    fire technology classes become a paid paul firefighter of all it's here and
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    then some of the organizations we even within cal fire
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    education accompanied it with your experienced even as a volunteer will
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    help you
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    for those who are ready to step up to an exciting career applications for
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    seasonal firefighter one positions
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    are available online
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    right you will call calpoly or station
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    applying is as simple as filling out the application form and sending it to each
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    unit that you're interested in being considered for but be aware of the
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    application period for upcoming fire seasons typically closes at the into
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    that ridge anyway re
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    for many responding in a fire engine like this or becoming a firefighter is
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    only a dream
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    but for those who have what it takes occurring with child fire is very
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    rewarding you can't do anything that you want within it
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    you could fly out helicopters you can work off of uh... truck company you
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    could be a has mats etc or by law enforcement
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    firefighting is a very rewarding job
    The application filing period for the 2013 season ends Jan. 31.

    “Fire Fighter I” is a seasonal, temporary classification used by Cal Fire.

    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 a person must be 18 years of age at the time of appointment to the position.

    Applications will be accepted by mail or in person for the units in the Northern Region. Applications will not be accepted at Sacramento headquarters, region offices, or conservation camps.

    Cal Fire said applications must be filed at each unit where a candidate wishes to be considered for an appointment. 

    For unit contacts see http://calfire.ca.gov/contacts/ .



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