Skip to Main Content

Wildland Firefighters

Employment Prospects


The Insurance Information Institute reports that 38 U.S. states are at risk for wildfires. Wildland firefighters are employed by state and federal agencies along with a growing number of private contractors who specialize in suppression and/or prescribed fire. The majority of federal wildland firefighter jobs are found with the U.S. Forest Service (which manages approximately 30 percent of all U.S. federal land), National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employs a small number of firefighters at its national wildlife refuges.

Join Vault Gold to unlock this premium content

Earnings - Outlook - Resources & Associations and more

Are you a student? You may have FREE access.

Vault partners with thousands of colleges, universities and academic institutions to provide students with FREE access to our premium content. To determine if your school is a partner, please enter your school email address below.

Related Professions