ST. GEORGE — The Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip District is currently recruiting applicants for seasonal call-when-needed wildland firefighters for the 2024 fire season. Wildland firefighters provide a valuable service, protecting communities and public lands.

Firefighters take on the Dalton Wash fire, Virgin, Utah, June 10, 2022 | File photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management, St. George News

To serve on a wildland fire crew, persons must be at least 18 years of age, have a strong work ethic, be able to pass a fitness test and medical exam, maintain good physical fitness, travel out of state for extended periods and contribute to a team-structured environment.

While most fire duties will be in Southern Utah and northern Arizona, some assignments may be out of state and last 14 consecutive days, plus travel time. Recruits will be classified as Administratively Determined Emergency Firefighters, hired on a call-when-needed basis, and are only paid during fire and/or work assignments; pay is $21.08 per hour.

Recruits will receive classroom and field training, and all essential equipment assigned that will enable them to perform wildfire suppression safely and effectively.

Applications will be accepted through Feb. 29. Applicants will be notified in March regarding their selection for one of the available firefighter positions and can apply in the following ways: 

Request, and send application forms back, by email to the email address or
Pick up and drop off application forms at the Arizona Strip District Office, located at 345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George.

If you think you have what it takes to be a wildland firefighter, and if you seek meaningful employment for several months, please contact Ty Mizer at 435-414-5481 or, or Brandon Davis at 435-429-4135 or

To learn more about BLM’s fire and aviation program in Arizona, visit

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