Each wildland fire season Berthoud Fire hires a complement of seasonal wildland firefighters and/or temporary full time wildland firefighters to staff the Wildland Fire Cooperator program. As a National Wildland Coordinating Group Cooperator, BFPD regularly sends wildland engines and crews to wildfires across the country. Members of the crew can be deployed for as long as 21 days and engaged in firefighting or structure protection on some of the largest wildfire incidents in the U.S.
Interested persons must be able to commit to a minimum 14 day deployment to be eligible. BFPD’s new Temp Full Time Position is a guaranteed 40 hours per week from March 1st through October 31st.
The recruitment process, which is typically held each January, includes interviews, background check, physical exam, and a pack test. Candidates are required to be Red Card S-130/S-190/L-180 and Faller 3/A certified. Some on the job experience is desirable. Engine Bosses are preferred. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is furnished from the BFPD quartermaster.
Temporary Full Time Wildland Firefighters will conduct fuel mitigation in Berthoud and will deploy for up to two plus week deployments.
Watch this website and our Facebook page for the next recruitment process.