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Welcome to the Department of Interior’s (DOI)

Fire Integrated Recruitment Employment Systems (FIRES) website. 

DOI FIRES is a secure web-based recruitment system that allows you to apply for temporary fire positions within the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the National Park Service (NPS) online.

YouTube Videos - 6 YouTube Videos with Steps on How to Apply.
Note: Some steps in these videos, such as faxing, no longer apply in the new staffing system being used.

*Effective November 19, 2021, temporary, seasonal GS-3/4 wildland firefighter pay will be set at a step to equal a minimum of $15 per hour. * 


Common Mistakes When Applying to DOI FIRES Vacancies:

Not including hours for each individual season or position

Be sure to include the number of Hours worked per week for ALL seasons and positions held. One year of experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week (full-time). Part-time hours will be prorated.

You will NOT receive any credit for a position listed that does not include hours.


Not including months and/or years for each individual season or position

Be sure to include From and To dates (month/year to month/year) for each season and position held (Ex: 05/2018 to 08/2018).


You will NOT receive credit for a position missing months or years.


Not listing Duties in resume

List in detail all duties performed in each season and position held. Expand on your duties and be as specific as you can.


Failure to Submit Supporting Documentation for Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) positions - GS-5 and above only

Be sure to submit your Incident Qualifications and Certification System (IQCS) Master Record or equivalent documentation; refer to the vacancy announcement you applied to for more information.



    BLM Veteran Crew Information

To learn more about each of the DOI Agencies fire programs, select the desired agency logo below.


Department of the Interior
National Park Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Land Management
National Interagency Fire Center