Listen to this… Strike Team Leader, Suppression Tactics, Situation Unit Leader.
Sound appealing? Does protecting life, property and natural resources from wildfires sound like a rewarding career? How about using planned, controlled fire as a natural management tool to restore rare prairie plant communities on which many animals, including endangered species, depend? If so, consider pursuing an associate of science degree in Wildland Fire. Your interest in the outdoors and intense physical activity could lead to a successful career as a forestry fire technician, wildlife technician or endangered resource technician.
At Rio Hondo College, students will receive real hands-on training needed to manage controlled burns, implement fuels planning, work with fire suppression tactics and more. All classes are designed to meet US Forest Service requirements, as well as those of other government wildland fire management agencies. Hands-on training, upgrade needed job skills, top-notch instructors… you can’t go wrong!