We have an excellent opportunity for anyone trying to secure a wildlland firefighting job for the summer fire season.
Last fire season was a very busy one for Dust Busters Plus LLC and this year we intend on running more hand crews than ever before. We dispatch 20 person hand crews all over the country. We currently staff 16 type 2 hand crews and are looking for more entry level firefighters to help us meet the growing demand. The Entry level position we are offering will be seasonal, but there are career opportunities within the ranks of our company for those that show leadership potential and adhere well to company policy.
Read our job description below, if this sounds like a job for you, call our office @541-683-1464 or apply online at dbfightfire.com
In order to be able to fight fires with us you must be certified as a fire fighter. To get certified you have to take a two-weekend, 40 hour fire class and pass a basic physical pack test. All necessary classroom training is taught by certified instructors. We set you up with the class, get everything arranged and paid for so you don’t spend anything out of pocket. All you need to focus on is passing the class as well as the pack test and then you become eligible to work for our company. Our training is rigorous, it is designed to better prepare you for the physical and mental demands of the fire line. When you pass your training, you will be a part of only a few thousand people in the nation who are certified and capable of responding to the ever growing expanse of fires across the nation.
Dust Busters holds a high standard of professionalism and attitude, this is reflected in the quality of work we provide the government and our communities when our forests and homes are threatened.
This is an “On Call”, seasonal job. The amount of work we do will depend on the fire season. The fire season typically goes from August 1st through mid-September. The 2018 fire season started early in the beginning of July and went into October for our company. We happily work around Student’s academic schedules, if you give us a date for when you must be home we will honor it. When you’re not working on the fire you are 100% free. You only get paid when working on fire. You have to be able to get to our office within 1 to 2 hours when we get a call, depending on the situation. We typically go out for 14 days at a time and come home for 2 days of rest.
The job is very physically and mentally demanding. It is very dirty, very hot in the day and freezing cold at night. You sleep in your tent most nights; sometimes you just roll your sleeping bag out on the ground under the stars. You will be in the woods, you may be eating MRE’s for every meal and you may not get to shower for 14 days. You will wake up before the sun comes up and work until after the sun goes down.
It’s a very team oriented job, you are always with your crew trying to do the best you can. A typical work day would include 16 hours of work, only leaving you 8 hours per day to eat, sleep and get your personal items in order. You will be away from your friends and family probably out of cell phone range doing very hard dirty work. You will spend an entire run with the same people working next to you. Long days with little sleep will drain you to a point you may have never experienced before. Firefighting will likely be the hardest job you’ve ever had.
Sometimes it is action packed and sometimes it is slow. Our main concern is that everyone stays safe and we do our job in a professional manner. The job may be difficult but the reward is great. Not only will you be making more money per week than you could make at any other entry level job, but you’ll be part of something greater than yourself. You’ll be able to serve your community and have a job you can say you’re proud of. If you make it through our training and through a full season of firefighting you will be shoulder to shoulder with some very tough individuals who have earned their right to call themselves Dust Busters firefighters.
We have more information, pictures and videos at dbfightfire.com
Office Number (9-5 monday through friday)
Job Type: Contract
Salary: $16.50 to $20.75 /hour