2018 Basic Firefighter Classes
The Alaska Division of Forestry offers basic wildland firefighter classes (S-130/190) at Area offices around the state each spring to recruit firefighters for crews to work during the summer wildland fire season. Classes are free, you must be 18 years old to apply and attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Upon completion of the 40-hour class and fitness test, firefighters will be eligible for a Red Card with a national qualification of “Firefighter 2.” This will allow you to work as a wildland firefighter, either as a crew member on an Emergency Firefighter (EFF) crew or for crews in other areas of the state.
2018 Fireline Safety Refresher Classes
These classes are required for firefighters that already have a Red Card with a national qualification of “Firefighter 2 or higher” This will allow you to work as a wildland firefighter, either as a crew member or an initial attack Emergency Firefighter (EFF) in Alaska and throughout the nation. All of the Fireline Safety Refreshers include the arduous physical fitness or “Pack Test”.
Please view the Alaska Division of Forestry Firefighter flyer for all class dates.