Alaska Fire Specialists
Who We AreThe AFS Branch of Fire Operations maintains a “pool” of fire specialists stationed at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks. The Fire Specialists (FSS) are the primary pool of personnel available to support the AFS Fire Management Zones and cooperators in suppression, aviation, and prescribed fire activities. The Alaska field season typically runs from April to September with assignments to the Lower 48 likely as fire danger here moderates typically in mid-July. We also provide training developers and instructors in prescribed fire, fire operations and aviation management, as well as managing the emergency fire fighter (EFF) Helicopter Crewmember Program.
The FSS program hosts a limited number of fire personnel each year for a twelve week detail. This is an opportunity for fire managers to develop their employees with quality Alaska fire and aviation training and experience. Select the following link for more information on the FSS Detailer Program including a FSS Detailer application form.
Additional inquiries can be e-mailed to Dirk Giles: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 907.356.5668