CCC Offering Paid Training to Become a Wildland Firefighter

Clackamas Community College is joining Clackamas Workforce Partnership and Clackamas Fire District 1 to offer a paid forestry technician and repair specialist training and full-time, seasonal employment.

Participants can earn $16-$18.50 an hour while receiving wildland firefighter and wildland fire chainsaw certifications. To qualify for the training, participants must be at least 18 years old, be unemployed or underemployed, and have a valid driver’s license.

Members from the BIPOC (black, indigenous and people of color) community are highly encouraged to apply.

“If you like the outdoors and want to be part of a high-performing team, this training could be for you,” CCC Wildland Fire instructor Jeff Ennenga said. “You can help rebuild the community damaged by wildfires and gain lifelong skills.”

Applications to apply open January 3 and close at midnight on February 13. Employment will begin this spring, followed by a 120-hour comprehensive paid certified training program. Candidates must be physically able to pass the Work Capacity Test within 30 days of hire.

Information sessions will be held at 11 a.m. December 9 and 16. Register online here.

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