Welcome to Peak Forestry. We are a member-based connective network service developed by fire and forestry experts.
Professional. Experienced. Accredited. Knowledgeable.
As a forestry and fire protection industry professional, the founder of Peak Forestry discovered through experience that there's a need for connective networking services between firefighters, firefighting companies, insurance companies, and landowners. At Peak Forestry, we are addressing that need and bridging the gap in fire and forestry service networking. This helps keep firefighters employed, while addressing a growing threat from urbanization into the fire-starved, densely over-grown forest ecosystem.
Here our mission is to locate and facilitate the networking connections between members and opportunities, allowing us to help firefighters sustain on and off-season employment while reducing wildfire fire threats facing our communities and lands.
2019 Recruitment & Training Sponsorship has ended
-ONE RT-130 class available for those who wish to pay-
Please click HERE to register for this class
The Peak Opportunity
What is Peak Forestry? We are a firefighter based recruitment agency, that helps connect firefighters with multiple employers. Rather than being exclusive to one sole employer, the firefighter is able to diversify his/her firefighting career experience by working with a variety of independent wildland firefighting companies.
Who is Peak Forestry? We are firefighters. Peak Forestry is the collective group of certified firefighters that represent the company itself. Each time a trained recruit is dispatched on a fire with a company we have connected them with, they represent the Peak Forestry name. We recruit and train professionals who represent the highest standard of quality product we bring to the various companies that utilize our service.
Peak Forestry is a part of bringing the next generation level of wildland firefighters into wildland fire. Too many of us in the industry understand the changes that need to be made, and many of us are using Peak Forestry as a professional platform to be a part of the dialogue that promotes those changes.
Why create Peak Forestry exactly? There are two main problems a contract firefighter faces when firefighting in the private contract wildland industry. The first problem is the lack of work. At some point, us seasonal wildland firefighters all get laid off for the fall, through spring.. or thereabouts. There's also the down time in between fires. But what if... we didn't have that problem? What if us firefighters (myself included) could have multiple employment opportunities, with several employers on an available or as needed basis?
Let's take it one step more.. What if we could help place firefighters in Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa during the northern hemisphere winter months? There are multiple private contract wildland fire companies in the southern hemisphere that do in fact hire firefighters from the United States for the southern summer fire season. Imagine if firefighters could fight fire year round. For those who would love to do something like that, it would fix many problems that multiple seasonal firefighters face- such as 'seasonal poverty' (unemployment).
We've covered one issue firefighters face, now for the other one. Records transfer. Trying to transfer records from one company to another can be a nightmare, both for the firefighter and for the company on the receiving end of the transfer. Furthermore, some companies have been known to purposefully withhold their employees records until the end of fire season (or beyond), in order to prevent the employee from transferring to another company. Peak Forestry is here to help streamline and negotiate that records transfer without creating conflict between multiple employers, or the respective employees we have provided to them.
With that said, these are the two reasons Peak Forestry is a company for the firefighters, based on the firefighters:
*Get more work (make more $$ + get more experience)
*Have a clear, efficient path for records transfer between multiple employers, without conflict.
There is another reason Peak Forestry was created. To serve those who create this opportunity in the first place; the firefighting companies. We have a pool of qualified firefighters that can serve multiple companies, ensuring that these employers have the manpower needed to staff a hand crew, or fire engine when the fire call comes in. Sometimes, firefighting companies cannot staff their contracted resource, and the next fire company on that list will get the work instead.
If employers don't have enough personnel to staff an engine, that's around 2k in pay lost each day for that company. For a hand crew, one lost day of work can equal 15k+ of lost revenue. Now multiply that times a 14 day fire duration.. That lost revenue can add up quickly if the companies don't find available qualified firefighters. Even worse, as we in the industry all know, fire season is very limited. Those 40 – 60 days of fire (average)- are all we get; so every lost day for both the fire company and the firefighters, are irreplaceable lost profits for that season.
Peak Forestry is the direct answer to that problem.
Be a part of the Peak network solution.