An online application is available here.

You may also print and complete the application below and return it to the office. 

***Vaccinations are not required, but are appreciated***

Please fill out this application. You may also call the office 541-334-6634 if you would like to fill one out in person. In order to be hired as a Wildland Firefighter, you must fill out an application and complete the IS-100 and the IS-700.



Full Legal Name:

Contact Information

It is very important that we be able to contact you quickly. Please provide as accurate information as possible.

Primary Phone Number:

Message Phone:

Email address:

Street Address:

City, State, Zip Code:

Mailing Address (if different than above):

City, State, Zip Code

How did you hear about Oregon Woods?

Emergency Contacts

Please provide the following information for two people we may contact in case of an emergency.

First Emergency Contact:

Second Emergency Contact:

Education History

Did you graduate:

High School                   Yes            No

College                             Yes            No 

Graduate School         Yes            No

Please describe any additional educational experience or certificates that may relate to the work of wildland firefighting:

Employment Eligibility and Verification

Please circle the appropriate response:

Are you a U.S. Citizen?                  Yes            No

If "No," are you eligible to work in the United States?               Yes            No

Are you 18 years old over?                   Yes            No

In order to work as a wildland firefighter you MUST be 18 or older. If you will turn 18 during the fire season, you may continue this application and speak to the Fire Program Manager about training opportunities.

Please provide you Social Security Number:

All new employees will be run through the Government’s E-Verify program to confirm work authorization. If you choose not to provide it at this time, it will be required prior to the time of hire.

Employment History

Most Recent Employer


Phone Number:

Are you currently working for this employer?                  Yes            No

If so, may we contact them?                                                        Yes            No

Dates Employed:

Job Title/ Nature of Work:

Previous Employer


Phone Number:

Are you currently working for this employer?                  Yes            No

If so, may we contact them?                                                        Yes            No

Dates Employed:

Job Title/ Nature of Work:

Additional Professional Experience:

If you have other professional experience or job related skills that may be relevant to the work of wildland firefighting, please describe:


Please provide the name, telephone number, and relationship to two personal or professional references.

Reference One:

Reference Two:

Driving Privileges

In order to be considered  as a driver with Oregon Woods, you must have a valid license, a clean driving record, and be 24 years of age or older.

Are you interested in being a driver for the company?                 Yes            No

Special Notice to Wildland Firefighters

The purpose of this notice is to provide specific information to you, as a wildland firefighter, about the terms and conditions of your employment. As a forest labor contractor, Oregon Woods is required to provide a written agreement regarding rates of pay and employment conditions.

Description of Work Requirements

While on assignment, Oregon Woods will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including fire-resistant clothing (Nomex), fire shelter. hard hat, gloves, goggles, headlamp and fireline packs.

You are responsible for your personal gear including: boots (8" high leather uppers, lug sole, non steel toed), sleeping bag, tent, socks, and enough food and water for the first 24 hours of an assignment, and all other personal gear. Expect to camp while on assignment. More details will be covered as you complete training.

You must be capable of arduous physical activity. To verify this ability, you must undergo a Work Capacity Fitness Test which consists of carrying a 45 pound pack three miles in 45 minutes or less. This test will be conducted every year.

All new firefighters must complete the Basic Training which consists of a 5 day course provided at no cost to the employee. Returning firefighters must complete the RT-130 refresher training, a one day course, each year.

All new employees must complete FEMA's IS-100 and IS-700 online courses to return with this application. Links are at the top of this application as well as on our website.

The typical scope of wildland fire suppression is performed utilizing hand tools such as the Pulaski, shovel, and various grubbing and digging implements to construct fire line through ground fuels in the path of the fire. Power saws are utilized to clear brush and fall trees that would otherwise provide a canopy of fuel over the fire line. The resultant fire line is free from vegetation and provides a barrier to halt fire spread. Burnout operations to secure the fire lineutilize drip torches and fusees. Firefighter crews are often called upon to help construct hose lays that bring water to the fire area. Once the fire has been contained, crews perform mop-up operations which require the application of mineral soil and/or water to residual embers and hotspots. Scraping embers from heavy fuels with hand tools as well as falling and bucking large diameter fuels with power saws are typical activities associated with mop-up.

The work environment varies from forest to rangeland, often in steep terrain where surfaces may be extremely uneven, rocky, and covered with dense vegetation. Working conditions are often extreme as the influence of hot and dry, or hot and humid weather combines with the radiant heat of the fire environment. Extreme variations between day and night temperatures are common in mountainous as well as lower lying topographies. Sustained winds or inversion layers can make smoke and dust conditions severe. The hazardous nature of the work always requires that protective clothing be worn during work hours.

I understand and agree to the terms above

Wage Information and On-Call Status

As a first year, inexperienced firefighter working under the Region 6 2018 contract you will receive the Oregon or Federal minimum wage (whichever is higher) plus an hourly Health and Welfare fringe benefit. Pay is based upon current and verifiable wildfire qualifications.

Returning firefighters are provided detailed wage agreements prior to each fire season.

In order to work, we must be able to reach you by phone. You must be able to respond to dispatch calls, some of which may have as little as a one- hour response time.

I understand and agree to the terms above

Equal Opportunity and Harassment Policy

Oregon Woods, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind

Oregon Woods is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Oregon Woods are based on staffing needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family or parental status. Further more, Oregon Woods will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics, or any behavior deemed inappropriate by company or incident supervision.

_____I have read and understood the above Equal Opportunity and Harassment Policy

Conditions of Employment

Regarding Appropriate Behavior and Chain of Command

As a member of a fire crew, failure to follow company policies and government direction may result in demobilization of your entire crew and penalties against the company. As a firefighter you are expected to uphold a high standard of appropriate behavior on the line, in camp, in transit, and at the shop. The company has zero tolerance for any failure to comply with the behavioral standards included herein because the entire crew and company may be held accountable for your actions.

As a wildland firefighter you are part of an ICS system and are subject to direction by an Incident Commander, their agents, down to and including your immediate crew supervisor. You will be expected to adhere to all directives, standing orders, and procedures given to you.

If you feel a directive is inappropriate for any reason you are expected to comply, unless it is unsafe to do so, and then address the issue with your crew boss or other direct supervisor who will follow the appropriate chain of command with your complaint.

_____ I understand and agree to the terms above

Grounds for Termination (including but not limited to):

Any negative behavior or language that will reflect negatively on Oregon Woods or its employees. Insubordination

Failure to comply with harassment laws and company standards

Drug or alcohol use on the job, or use off the job that impacts your ability to perform the job

The company may ask you to take a drug test. Refusal to take the test or testing positive for drug use may be grounds for termination. Please see the following Drug Free WorkPlace Notice for more information.

Oregon Woods is an at-will company, meaning the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship with or without cause or notice.

_____ I understand and agree to the terms above

Rights to Records

As a firefighter you are entitled to a copy of your complete work history. We will happily provide an initial copy of your complete record and seasonal updates for free. It is your responsibility to maintain these copies. Subsequent copies will be made for a fee*.

_____ I understand and agree to the terms above

Drug Free Workplace

The purpose of this notice is to comply with federal regulations governing the award of federal contracts with the US Forest Service and other federal agencies. This statement does not confer any additional rights, protection or due process entitlements to employees, and is in no way intended to limit the Company’s discretion or ability to discipline or sanction employees, up to and including termination, for alcohol and/or drug use or its effects on the job.

We believe that employees using controlled substances unlawfully in the workplace in any manner is an unsafe work practice and creates and increases the risk of harm not only to themselves, but also to fellow employees and the general public. In order to carry out applicable safety regulations prohibiting an employee from being impaired on-the-job, and in order to insure we have a safe and drug-free work force, the Company declares the following:

It is the policy of the Company that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in our workplace. Employees unlawfully manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, possessing or using a controlled substance in the workplace or violating any policy contained in this notice will be subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment.

_____ I Understand and Agree

As a condition of continued employment with the Company, employees shall comply with the following:

Within 30 days after receiving notice take one of the following actions with respect to any employee who is convicted of a drug abuse violation occurring at the workplace, the company shall:

Take appropriate personnel actions, up to and including termination of employment OR require the employee to satisfactorily complete a drug abuse assistance rehabilitation program.

_____ I understand and agree to the terms above

Certification of Information

Have you been given a job description or have the requirements of the job explained to you?

Do you understand the job requirements?                  Yes            No

Are you able to perform the essential physical and mental functions of the job as it has been described?                 Yes            No

I certify I have read the above information and that my answers provided on this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. If this application leads to employment, I understand that false or misleading information in my application or interview may result in my release. This application acts as a written agreement regarding rates of pay, description of work, and employment conditions.

Full Name (Printed)

Signature                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Date of Application                                                                            

Thank You for Your Application

Please send your IS-100 and IS-700 certificates to as soon as possible. You may email us or call the office at 541-334-6634 to sign up for trainings or if you have other questions.