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About Us:

images The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is seeking highly motivated individuals for summer employment in a variety of wildfire positions.

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest encompasses Northern Utah from the Idaho border to the southwest corner of Wyoming, south to the Nephi, Utah, and west to Tooele, Utah. 

We have DUTY STATIONS located in:

  • Logan, UT
  • Ogden, UT
  • South Weber, UT
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Draper, UT
  • Pleasant Grove, UT
  • Heber City, UT
  • Spanish Fork, UT
  • Mountain View, WY

The Forest encompasses 2.1 million ecologically diverse acres, ranging from 4500 feet to 13, 528 feet in elevation.  The Forest is one of the most heavily visited Forests in the nation.

Employment Opportunities

7 Engines - 2 - Type 6 and 5 - Type 4 Engines with 5 to 7 person Engine Crews. Respond to initial attack, mobile attack, point protection and support fire operations. (arduous packtest required)
2 Initial Attack Squads -10 person squads. Support local initial attack and national extended fire operations. (arduous packtest required)
3 Helicopters - 2 local helicopters and 1 national helicopter. Support helicopter operations, crew shuttle and other fire operations. (arduous packtest required)
Logan Hotshots - 20 person National type 1 crew. Supports national extended fire operations.
(arduous packtest required)
Northern Utah Interagency Dispatch - Northern Utah Interagency Fire Center (NUIFC) is located in Salt Lake City, UT. It is a joint dispatch center in cooperation between the Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service and the State of Utah Forestry Fire and State Lands.

Employment Requirements

• U.S. Citizenship.
• Valid Driver’s License.
• At least 18 years old (when reporting to work).
• Pass Fire Physical Exam.
• Negative Drug Testing.
• Work Capacity Test (pack test) 1st day.
• Complete Basic Fire School - once hired.

Physical Fitness

Wildland firefighters need a high level of muscular and cardiovascular fitness to perform safely in difficult environments. Being prepared to work in steep terrain, extreme temperatures, high altitude and smoke.
Applicants must pass a work capacity test (pack test) as a condition of hire. The pack test consists of a 3-mile hike with a 45-pound pack over level terrain. The test must be completed in 45 minutes or less. This test is administered on the first day of work. Applicants that fail the test will not be offered a firefighting position.

FireFit Program

This program was created with the intent to provide the interagency wildland fire community with a comprehensive, easy-to-follow, fitness program with the ultimate goal of improving firefighter safety and health and reducing injuries. This program provides a basic format for a well balanced fitness program that can be augmented as local units see fit. Program success will rely on management support at every level as well as individual's motivation and participation. Click Here For More Information


Contact Us

Terry Swinsco, North Zone FMO
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Allen Briggs, South Zone FMO
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Roy Fetzer, Logan Hotshots
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Mike Scott, Helicopter Manager
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• Wages start at $11 per hour for the first year firefighter, plus overtime and hazard pay. Excellent summer earning potential.
• Earn sick and annual leave.
• There will be opportunities for fire assignments and travel to other districts or forests both in and out of the state.

USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, martial
status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political
beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assis -
tance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information
(Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600
(voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil
Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or Call (800) 795-3272 (voice or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).