The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in cooperation with the Bureau of Indian Affairs manages a Type 2 Wildland Firefighting handcrew. The crew is based out of Baraga, MI. and is available for dispatch locally as well as nation-wide. KBIC is reaching out to neighboring tribes and communities to recruit firefighters for the upcoming fire season.
Our crew provides an excellent opportunity for summer time employment, training, and experience. Basic training is typically held in the spring. You must be able to pass a physical, pack test, and classroom training. You must be available to commit to assignments for up to 16 days.
Be 18 Years of age or older
Must pass medical examination
Must pass the Work Capacity Test at the Arduous level
Must have or complete Basic Wildland firefighter training
12-16 hour work days in steep, rugged terrain
Hot, smoky, dusty work environments
2 week deployments not including travel time
Application for employment
I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification
Medical examination form
News & Announcements
KBIC Wildland Firefighter Annual Refresher and Preparedness Training:
When: March 19, 20 – 8am to 4:30pm
Where: the Baraga Village Offices
Must register by March 16, contact Tom Chosa, George DeCota, or Doreen Blaker to sign up. It is mandatory to bring in your gear to be inventoried.
WCT pack testing will be April 2nd at the Baraga Track.