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Apply Now To Become A Seasonal Cal Fire Firefighter

CALIFORNIA — Cal Fire is now accepting applications for the position of Fire Fighter I – a seasonal, temporary classification used by Cal Fire.

Applications are accepted each year during a one-month filing period from Nov. 1 – 30.

As a member of a fire crew, a Fire Fighter I fights wildland, rural, and structural fires and responds to various other emergency situations including medical emergencies. Additional responsibilities include repairing equipment and general station housekeeping.

A Fire Fighter I is usually hired in April, May or June, and the length of employment may be up to nine months, depending on the duration and intensity of the fire season.

Being a Fire Fighter I can lead to a permanent career with Cal Fire.

Applications will be accepted by mail OR in person at the Southern Region Headquarters. For directions on how to apply, go to Jobs.Ca.Gov, search for Fire Fighter I and view the job posting with Job Control #JC-83818.

Applications received after Nov. 30, 2017, may not be considered for the 2018 fire season.

“Employees of this Department have the opportunity to build rewarding careers while performing work that is challenging and exciting,” says Cal Fire. “As a member of the Cal Fire family, you will join the ranks of employees working together to protect the residents, resources, and property of the State of California. Excellent salary and benefits package are available.”


  • Age: Minimum of 18 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Ability to: Follow oral and written directions; do heavy physical work; exercise good judgment in hazardous fire suppression activity; accept and benefit from training in fire suppression work and techniques; work safely with others; live in a fire station compatibly with others; respond quickly to oral commands or signals in emergency situations.
  • Knowledge of: Good physical work methods.

Applications must be filed at Southern Region Headquarters-Fresno office to be considered for employment. Walk-in applications will only be accepted during normal business hours throughout the filing period.

For direction on how to apply, go to and view the job posting for Fire Fighter I. (Applications will not be accepted at Sacramento Headquarters, Unit Offices, or Conservation Camps.)

Contact your local Cal Fire Unit for current information.

For additional information call the Fire Fighter I Hotline at (951) 901-5060.

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