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What types of procedures do you follow in the event of a potential forest fire?

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Life in the outdoors is my one of favorite hobbies. #career-choice

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I can't tell if you are asking about becoming a Wildland Firefighter or if you just want to know what to do it you are hiking and camping and one occurs.

This is an excellent article on Fire Safety for hiking etc. that may answer one of your questions. https://www.outsideonline.com/2321201/how-escape-wildfire-when-youre-hiking

If you have a desire to become a Wildland Firefighter with the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management etc, then I recommend starting here:

https://www.nwcg.gov/how-to-become-a-wildland-firefighter

Curtis recommends the following next steps:

  • Visit the websites provided
  • Determine if you have the physical and mental ability to do the job
  • Take next steps to prepare yourself for applying either directly or after getting Fire Science education
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