Wildfire Roundup, March 25

Wildfire Roundup, March 25

Check out the links below for this week’s wildland fire news: Udall, Barrasso Introduce Bipartisan Proposal to Increase Federal Firefighting Budget by $100 Million Wildfire Forces 2500 People to Evacuate Wildfire: What you need to do before, during and after […]
Wildfire Roundup, March 18

Wildfire Roundup, March 18

The wildland fire season is kicking in early in many places as dry conditions have made these areas particularly vulnerable. This past weekend was active and a reminder to be safe out there. Click on the links below to read […]
Federal Hiring: Professional Positions

Federal Hiring: Professional Positions

Many federal wildland fire positions are classified as professional, meaning they are positions in the general schedule that involve professional and scientific work. For instance, biologist, zoologists, and entomologists would all be considered professional positions. Professional positions have a basic […]
Federal Hiring: Specialized Experience

Federal Hiring: Specialized Experience

Responding to a federal job posting can be confusing. Unless you know the lingo, you might not know exactly what is being asked of you. As you navigate the process, you might find that some vacancy announcements will state qualified […]
Forecast: Drought Conditions Will Continue

Forecast: Drought Conditions Will Continue

Forecast: Dry. For those who had hoped for a winter full of heavy snowfalls followed by a wetter spring with healthy runoffs, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts those hopes will be dashed. NOAA’s three-month forecast is that […]
When Will Wildland Fire Cuts Happen?

When Will Wildland Fire Cuts Happen?

Now that the sequestration deadline has passed without agreement between Congress and the White House on the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts, there are two questions: What exactly will be cut from the Wildland Fire Management Fund? When do […]
Sequester Looms for Wildland Firefighting

Sequester Looms for Wildland Firefighting

Media reports are starting to detail the effect of sequestration on wildland fire management efforts in 2013. And with cuts in jobs, services and other resources, Friday’s deadline to reach a compromise by Congress and the White House looms large. […]

Smokejumpers: The Legacy

All photos courtesy U.S. Forest Service. Smokejumpers Through the Years Smokejumpers are highly trained, highly skilled and experienced wildland firefighters who are delivered to fires in remote areas via airplane and parachutes. Because they are capable of reaching a wildfires […]
Welcome to the WildfireX Blog

Welcome to the WildfireX Blog

BLM/Oregon WildfireX is designed to be THE place for wildland firefighters, employers, and suppliers to post jobs, look for work, advertise capabilities, stay current on fires, share the latest in equipment and techniques, match skills needs with those who have […]