Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments

Type 2 Wildland Firefighting Crew

The Yukon Flats is known to have some of the best wildland firefighters in the country. Through a 2020 contract with the Bureau of Land Management – Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) the CATG Natural Resources Department provides a Type 2 wildland firefighting crew in the Upper Yukon Zone with assembly points in Fort Yukon, Venetie, and Arctic Village. The contract runs through September 30, 2025.

The Type 2 contract crew currently consists of 20 people based out of Fort Yukon. CATG is seeking highly motivated and committed candidates to fill available vacancies on the crew. This is a great opportunity to get fire experience and advance careers in wildland fire. Crews adhere to national qualifications for Type 2 hand crews.

What to expect

  • If selected for the crew, commitment is up to 6 months.
  • When called to an incident, commitment is to work 8 to 16 hours per day for up to 21 days.

Requirements to apply

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a resume
  • Housing provided
  • Pass an arduous physical test
  • Pass a background check

Preferred qualifications

    • A current agency red card with FFT2 qualification
    • Completion of the following NWCG courses with certification
      • S-130/S190
      • FEMA IS-700
    • 1+ years of wildland file experience
    • Completion of the following NWCG courses: L-280, I-200, S-131, S-133, S-211, S-212, S-260, S-270, S71.

Through this contract with BLM AFS, CATG continues to invest in our workforce to stimulate our local economy and build a better future for our Tribal Members.

Click here to apply for the CATG Type 2 Wildland Firefighting Crew.

Training Schedule
Spring 2021 Wildland Fire Science Courses
Contact

Bruce Thomas, Natural Resources Director
P.O. Box 33
Fort Yukon, Alaska 99740
[email protected]
(907) 662-7588