Gain training and on the job experience working with fellow veterans on fire fuels mitigation projects
The Southwest Conservation Corps' Veterans Fire Corps program provides training and on-the-job experience for post 9-11 era veterans interested in entering into careers and gaining experience in natural resource management. This variation of our Field Crew program follows a similar schedule with crews working a "hitch" schedule of 8 days on and 6 days off. Tent or occasional bunkhouse camping is provided during the 8 project days. Housing is not provided on days off. Applicants must have military veteran status. This position offers training and on-the-job experience for post 9-11 era veterans interested in entering into careers and gaining experience in natural resource management, fuels mitigation and wildland firefighting. Age Requirements: Applicants must fall between the ages of 21-35.
Veterans Fire Corps
Learn more about the experiences of one Southwest Conservation Corps Veterans Fire Corps crew working in San Juan National Forest in Colorado!
Lisa Slupianek, Program Coordinator, Four Corners Region
Ben Correll, Program Coordinator, Los Valles Region