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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. * 

“To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.” 

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. 


18 Years of Age or Older:     

In our announcements, we have an eligibility question for minimum age that states: "I am 18 years of age or older OR will be 18 by the time I am available for work. (Please note that applicants must be 18 years or older before being appointed to a Firefighting position)." 


If you are 18 years or older OR will be 18 by the time you are available for work and click "no" or if you do not answer the question, you will be self-eliminated.    



    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