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Have practical knowledge about land management, fire management, forest health, and wildland fire behavior. Apply these skills to help mitigate or eliminate potential fire hazards and fight fires when they occur.

Career Details


Students in Advanced Wildland Fire Management are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Safety
  • Land management
  • Silviculture
  • Timber valuation
  • Fire management
  • Recreation management
  • Forest health
  • Wildlife and fisheries
  • Soil and water
  • Cultural resources
  • Introduction to incident command system
  • Firefighter training
  • Wildland fire behavior
  • Portable pumps and water use
  • Wildland fire chainsaws
  • Ignition operations

Career Options

Program graduates go on to work in a variety of areas in the wildland fire services industry such as forest fire and prevention supervisor, fire inspector, forest firefighter, conservation worker, arborist, and range manager.


Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete a Job Corps basic career technical training program.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a positive attendance and progress record.
  • Have a positive behavior record with no major incidents in the past 90 days.
  • Have health clearance from the Job Corps center where they received basic training.
  • Meet strenuous physical requirements.
  • Pass an entrance exam.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.


As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Advanced Wildland Fire Management Numbers to Know


National average earning potential for this career

Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.


While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

Commitment to safety
Physical dexterity
Physical endurance
Quick decision-making skills