Mt. Adams Institute and the Umatilla National Forest are excited to announce the new VetsWork Green Corps program, a 20-24 week long wildland firefighter training program for veterans ages 19-35.
VetsWork Green Corps participants will engage in training activities and fuel reduction project work that will prepare them for potential career in wildland firefighting while also critical natural resources management projects on the forest. Participants will have the opportunity to earn a “red card” and other firefighting certifications.
The program is physically rigorous. Participants will have to pass a Work Capacity Fitness Test: walk three miles with a 45 pound back within 45 minutes.
To learn more and/or apply, check out the position description listed under VetsWork GreenCorps. Don’t delay! The program starts June 2, 2014.