Alaska Fire Specialists
The 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 overhead 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 May to September with assignments to the Lower 48 likely as fire danger here typically moderates in mid-July. We also provide training coordinators and instructors in fire operations, aviation management and prescribed fire.
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 Jake Livingston: email@example.com or phone 907.356.5668