The Veterans Fire Corps program provides training and on-the-job experience for recect-era (post 9/11) veterans interested in entering into careers and gaining experience in natural resource management. Participants will get chainsaw certifications, wild land fire certifications, wilderness first aid, CPR, and saw crew experience. All of our certifications are though the forest service or parks service. Project work is focused on the Gulf state region (MS, AL, FL, TX, LA) .
Age Requirements: 21-35 years
Start Date: Early March
Program Length: 14 weeks
The adult camping crew members work as a crew to perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation ; work outdoors in all types of weather; camp overnight outdoors in wilderness areas near work sites; work 8-9 days in a row; learn and apply LNT principles and outdoor living skills. Crews will work in a variety of locations throughout the Southeast region with project work including trail construction and maintenance, invasive weed removal, and herbicide applications.
Age Requirements: 18-30 years
Start Date: March 27 - Aug 29th
Program Length: 23 weeks
The adult in-town crew members work as a crew to perform heavy manual labor related to environmental conservation ; work outdoors in all types of weather; attend 1 week of mandatory crew training that may camping; work M-F out of our Chattanooga office; learn and apply LNT principles and outdoor living skills. Crews will work in a variety of locations throughout the greater Chattanooga area. Project work may include but is not limited to: trail construction and maintenance, timber and stone structures, invasive weed removal, and corridor clearance.
Age Requirements: 18-26 years
Start Date: June 5th 2017
Program Length: 10-12 weeks
Application Deadline: April 15th
“The amount of work accomplished was astonishing, but the trail work we do does not even cover half of what we do. Yes we work harder than anyone would imagine, but we are [also] eager to learn!”