Delaware Wildland Fire Crew


Are you interested in participating in an adventure of a lifetime? Would you like to help protect human lives, property and precious natural resources during a national crisis? Do you have the mental fortitude, physical stamina and work flexibility to spend 14 days on a fireline far from home?

Every year, millions of acres of forests, marshes, and grasslands across the United States are ravaged by wildfire. But thanks to a training program sponsored by the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and the Delaware State Fire School, Delawareans from across the state can qualify to serve on national fire crews.

Since 1996, the Delaware Forest Service has trained more than 600 volunteer firefighters, and now every fire season deploys 20-person crews for out-of-state wildfire assignments. The program is growing and in need of additional firefighters who are interested in assisting the national effort to control and contain devastating wildfires. Delaware used to send one crew a year, but now can send multiple crews. In 2013, two separate crews fought fires in Alaska, Utah, and Idaho.

Wildland Fire Crew



IN THE NEWS

2014

Delaware Forest Service seeks motivated recruits for wildfire training (Dec 16, 2014)
Delaware sends second wildfire crew to western United States (Aug 12, 2014)
Delaware crew heads to the Northwest as wildfire season heats up (July 19, 2014)

2013

Delaware sending wildfire crew to Utah in response to large fires in West (Aug 9, 2013)
Delaware sends 20-person crew to battle wildfire near North Pole, Alaska (Jul 5, 2013)
Sixty firefighters get hands-on wildfire training at Fire Camp (Apr 23, 2013)

2012

Wildfire: Delaware Style” Video Now on YouTube (Dec 6, 2012)
DDA Forest Service seeks recruits for wildland fire training (Nov 29, 2012))