DNR recruiting more than 500 firefighters for 2019

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After responding to over 1,800 wildfires in Washington State this year, the State Department of Natural Resources is now recruiting 550 temporary firefighters to serve during the 2019 wildfire season with the state’s largest wildland firefighting department.


We’re hiring for the 2019 #WaWILDFIRE season! 🔥DNR needs to recruit 550 temporary firefighters.

Wondering if you should apply? Listen to the wildland firefighters in this video talk about what motivates them to serve on the frontlines. Interested? Go here ➡ dnr.wa.gov/employment

Posted by Washington State Department of Natural Resources on Monday, November 26, 2018

First-time applicants should be able to fill positions from approximately mid-June to mid-September, though some temporary positions will be filled by returning firefighters as soon as April. With growing frequency, seasonal firefighters may also have the opportunity to work longer seasons – into October – when they are able and conditions dictate.

DNR provides hired firefighters with all required safety clothing, equipment and training they need. This is the third year 550 temporary firefighters have been hired by the DNR. Those interested can visit DNR’s website at www.dnr.wa.gov/employment.