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Fire Science Technology guide to resources

Job Sites for Firefighting Positions

New Jersey Civil Service Commission

The New Jersey Civil Service Commission is single largest employer of career fire fighters to work for  local municipalities. List of New Jersey civil service municipalities


image of the Department of Interior logoEach year various Bureaus within the Department of the Interior seek out employees who will fill the hundreds of  seasonal wild lands firefighter positions. These jobs are listed on USAJOBS.GOV.



thumbprint image of the US Forest Service logoThe US Forest Service recruits wildlands firefighters.  Seasonal jobs in firefighting include working on a local unit hand crew, on a helitak / heli rapelling crew, a HotShot Crew, as a smokejumper, or on an engine crew.


FIrefighting Occupation Information

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center -  Library database to search fire careers for Fire InspectorsFire Investigators, etc.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) describes careers and has the answers to the following:

"The O*NET Program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. ...Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated from input by a broad range of workers in each occupation."

Click for the O'Net occupational definition of  33-2011.00 Firefighters

Click for the O'Net occupational definition of  33-2021.00 Fire Inspectors and Investigators

Fire Fighter Exams

UC LibGuides at Union College