PEAK, LLC.
PEAK, LLC.
 

       Would you like to fight fires this summer? Do you already fight forest fires? Do you have your red card?                                                                                                                                  ~If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we have wildland fire employment and training opportunities for YOU - right now, APRIL - July, 2019. Contact us!

We are NOW RECRUITING Experienced and Entry Level Firefighters for 2019 summer fire fighting duty

 

* Update 4/24/2019 - Specifically, we want TWO Engine Boss qualified Firefighters. Starting pay $400 - $500 per day (depending on experience) starting wage and opportunities for advancement.

 

* Update 4/24/2019 - We're looking for entry level and experienced firefighters to place with multiple fire fighting companies who already need you. We will train you and we are offering classes April - June 2019. We will place you with a wildland firefighting employer. We will not employ you; we only recruit and train you. Don't hesitate; fire season is approaching fast. It's a fun job; some even say that it's addictive. We'll be happy to answer all questions you might have, so contact us today.

 

2019 Class Dates:

 

ENTRY LEVEL with Pack Test:

Below I've put together a list of the class dates we are holding for those that need the Entry Level (Fire Academy) class to fight fires this summer. Remember that this class is for those who have never had any wildland fire classes.

 

May Week Long Class: May 14th - 18th (eight hour days 8am – 5pm)

 

June Split Weekend Class: June 1st & 2nd + June 8th & 9th (ten hour days 8am – 7pm)

 

June Week Long Class*: June 18th - 22nd (eight hour days 8am – 5pm)

 

*The last class in June can become disrupted by the fire season itself if our instructor ends up on an early season fire.

 

Classes will be held in Sunriver OR, and we do not provide lodging. There are several options for that in the Sunriver area, including motels and campgrounds. I will provide you with more information such as the address, and instructor contact as soon as we get you registered into a class. Another couple of reminders; we do not pay you for your classroom time, and there's a pack test at the end of class- 45 min. / 45 lbs / 3 miles on flat ground.

 

Cost of the class if you want your records in hand: $285 – Remember, we will sponsor this cost and place you with a firefighting agency, so you DO NOT have to pay anything. (this is paid by your fire company- you do not have to pay this unless you want your records immediately after class completion).  

 

REFRESHER (RT-130) with Pack Test:

Below I have put together a list of the class dates we are holding for those that need the one day refresher class to fight fires this summer. Remember that this class is for those who have already had their entry level class at some point in the past.

 

May Refresher Classes: 11th, 18th, and 25th

 

June Refresher Classes*: 15th, 22nd, and 29th

 

*The last two classes in June can become disrupted by the fire season itself if our instructor ends up on an early season fire.

 

Classes will be held in Sunriver OR, and we do not provide lodging. There are several options for that in the Sunriver area, including motels and campgrounds. I will provide you with more information such as the address, and instructor contact as soon as we get you registered into a class. Another couple of reminders; we do not pay you for your classroom time, and there's a pack test at the end of class- 45 min. / 45 lbs / 3 miles on flat ground.

 

Cost of the class if you want your records in hand: $90 (this is generally paid by your fire company- you do not have to pay this unless you want your records immediately after class completion).

 

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We are looking for entry level and qualified hard-working individuals with a desire to learn about fighting fires in the Pacific Northwest and experience the 2019 wildfire season that is almost here. We are interested in entry level and experienced FFT-2, FFT-1, Crew Boss/Engine Boss firefighters with verifiable qualifications and task books/certificates. 

 

I've created a company called Peak Forestry. The whole idea behind this service is to train and connect new generations of firefighters with more opportunities and avenues to fight wildfires. Peak is a hiring and training service for firefighting with the purpose of making fast, profitable connections between you and multiple employment opportunities in fire and forestry. Fire seasons are limited in duration, so it's important to make as much money in the limited period of time as possible, while finding profitable work opportunities in the off season.

 

This option I am offering you is a firefighter job placement & training sponsorship opportunity that my training associate and I have created. This option is of NO COST to you. I work directly with a certified wildland firefighting instructor who is offering to sponsor your entry level class training costs as an entry level firefighter (a $385 value), or returning firefighter (a $100 value). 

 

Peak Forestry will then place you with one (or more) of over a hundred firefighting companies in the Pacific NW Region 6, and beyond. What's the catch? Nothing. You don't have to pay for anything except costs for you to get to class. We will do the rest. We get paid for the cost of training and hiring, by the employer who puts you to work; so it is profitable for all involved. Our purpose is to fill the void that fire companies face when trying to find quality, certified, available fire personnel when needed. In other words, we are a network of opportunities for firefighters.

 

If you just want the training from us, that opportunity is available too. We offer open class enrollment to individuals and companies alike. You'll always be welcome to purchase your records and move on if you choose; but we will always strive to keep those who want it as busy as possible during both the summer fire season, and winter layoff months.

 

Job Location is whichever company works best for your location. We have a database that allows us to target specific companies near your location, almost anywhere in the United States. Most importantly on this factor; can you make it to a fire call within a few hours this summer and from what point?

 

We do not pay for moving relocation costs if you move somewhere for a fire call. Fire season is a temporary thing and one should never pack up and move their family or entire life for a seasonal temporary job. If you can make it to the four or five day entry level training course (basically like wildland fire academy), or one day refresher class, we can do the rest to place you with a fire fighting organization near you- almost anywhere in the United States.

 

Entry Level Class (and pack test) and Refresher (RT-130) Classes will be in multiple locations, but mainly Sunriver OR. If you have fought fire in the past, but not in the last five years, you will need an entry level course again. If you have fought fires within the last five years and are wildland fire certified with records, then please let me know and all you'd need is a one day refresher class which we can arrange, at no cost to you if you are placed through Peak Forestry.

 

Please note that we do not pay you for your class time, but we do pay the training agency for the cost of class, or they sponsor it until paid back. As a recruiting and training sponsorship organization, we are not required by the Department of Labor to pay wages for training. The pay you receive will be from the employer we place you with when you fight fires, and is variably dependent upon each individual employer. 

 

If you would like your entry level certification records (should you choose to transfer companies after we've sponsored your classes), we ask that you pay for the class; $385 for entry level / $100 for refreshers. Ideally, we will place you with a company who needs you, and they will reimburse us for the cost of that training. You or anybody else (with your consent), is always welcome to pay for your records either initially or eventually if you want them prior to finishing a fire season, and we will never withhold them for any other reason other than training cost.

 

As a final option [the expensive option], is to pay for, and get your 2019 wildland firefighter training, certification, and pack test records on your own- outright through us, for a discount. You can fight wildland fires anywhere in the US with these records and because you paid for them- they're your records and you can go wherever you want with them. This option is us offering to train you at cost, but with a discount compared to what we charge a firefighting company employer to buy your hiring paperwork and wildland fire records further into the fire season. This discount is available because in this scenario, we are not placing you with an employer- just training you. If you want these records at the discount, you (or your employer) would pay for training before, or at the start of class. For beginner firefighters, we're offering a $100 discount for those who prepay, putting total entry level class & pack testing costs at $285 for this option. Returning firefighters still get a discount of $10, with the cost for your refresher and pack test at $90. Remember, this is for those who want training only- not company placement.

 

Must be willing to live in a tent while being away from home, family, internet, civilization, fast food, alcohol, and pot for up to 30 days at a time. Seriously. You must have a good attitude while doing this. Individuals not actively fighting fires, us are expected to be available on-call this summer (reachable via cell phone), as firefighters do for dispatch.

 

You cannot use illegal drugs at all (working or not), and we will randomly test for them if suspected.

 

You cannot use firefighting as a means of detox from drugs or alcohol abuse. We've seen it before with other companies- but it is strictly unacceptable with our company. Do not even waste our time if you are addicted to chemical substances please. We have a zero-tolerance policy.

 

All applicants must be able and willing to learn and FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. That one's a biggie.

 

Must be able and willing to work hard for long hours- for several weeks straight, in hot, dry, smoky and dusty conditions with occasionally little access to showers, real toilets, or convenience stores with tobacco and junk food. At the minimum when fighting fire- food, water, a bush to pee behind, and a place to throw out a tent - will always be provided to you. We want workers; not just bodies to fill seats. We want driven individuals who are capable of and willing to work hard, under stress, with a good attitude.

 

You must have a valid drivers license.

 

You will have to provide your own fire boots (leather, 8 inch height, no steel toe), tent, sleeping bag, and any other supplies for long duration camping. We provide everything needed for work like nomex (fire clothes), tools, fire pack, fire shelter, helmets, gloves, tools, etc.

 

You must be 18 years old or older with two forms of identification to fill out the federal I-9 form (photo ID and social security card, birth certificate, or other qualifying form of ID).

 

To become a firefighter, you'll be expected to be able to perform the following process and complete the associated requirements prior to training or placement (placed on first-come first serve process – there is no current closing date for this process). Information on where to send your resume/cover letter can be found at the bottom:

 

1. Follow the instructions for this process. We are looking for individuals who follow directions.

 

2. Submit a completed application ( https://www.peakforestry.com/contact-us/firefighters/ ) and your tailored resume with any and all certificates, qualifications, red-cards, and other experience/education/volunteer service you have that can relate to general firefighting, following direction, working as a group to accomplish tasks, and any other labor type work. If you're fresh out of high school, currently enrolled in college or graduated, we want to know a little about your grades, area of study, and GPA. You do NOT need to provide any sensitive information such as social security numbers at this point. We are only asking for your experience, education, and contact information in this initial resume stage.

 

3. With your completed application, we would like your resume with a one page cover letter explaining why you want to fight fires on an engine, what skills you can bring to the table, and a genuine description of any criminal convictions that might arise in your background check. A conviction does not automatically disqualify you. As many people in the real world understand, sometimes 'life' happens. Just tell us about it. Lying about convictions however, will automatically disqualify an applicant.

 

4. Once we have reviewed your resume and cover letter, we will notify you by phone or email within 72 hours about your pending status. If we like what we see, we will be in contact with you by phone to proceed with our official application process at which point we will perform a thorough criminal records background check, fire records and certificates verification, and contacting of your references. We will need three references with at least one professional reference.

 

You must complete and send the application, your resume, and cover letter to be considered by our team. We will not accept applicants who fail this initial requirement.

 

After you have made it though these steps, we will contact you about training, if that's needed. If you provide your own class certification for 2019, that will be accepted. We've covered the process and expectations, so here's where to send your application documents:

 
Send your application, resume, and cover letter via email with “Fire Application” in the subject line to jobs@peakforestry.com

 

Please make sure to attach your documents in PDF format (multiple files are fine).

 

If you have any further questions, please send those to info@peakforestry.com

 

The 2019 fire season is here, so please don't hesitate to send us your resume and cover letter ASAP. We look forward to adding you to our team!

Downloadable PDF Employment Application
Once you are accepted to move onto the official application stage, you will download this employment application, fill it out, and email it back to us.
Fire Job Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.3 MB]

Contact Us Today!

Peak Forestry
PO Box 330

Wedderburn, Oregon 97491


Phone: 541-948-9300

E-mail: info@peakforestry.com

Firefighter Toolbox

"In a globalized world, one application can spread like wildfire and there's only one winning company, which means you have to invest more than you've ever had."

-Douglas Leone
 

"It is known that wildfires behave unpredictably - this is fundamental - but it is my experience that humans in the presence of wildfire are also likely to behave in aberrant and unpredictable ways."

-Michael Leunig
 

"Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It's about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others' success, and then standing back and letting them shine."

-Chris Hadfield

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."

-John F. Kennedy

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."

-Steve Jobs

"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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