Friday, July 10, 2015

Team Rubicon Vets Trained to Fight Fire

Team Rubicon fighting fire in AK.  Source Samantha Storms, BLM

Team Rubicon is a non profit organization supporting veteran careers through training in disaster response.  Recently, Team Rubicon partnered with the BLM to train up to 400 veterans for wildland fire response. Crews from Colorado and Wyoming have already been deployed fight fires in Alaska.  This partnership, directly linked to implementing the goals of the Cohesive Strategy and DOI Secretary Sally Jewell’s Order 3336 on Rangeland Fire Prevention, Management and Restoration, is proving to be successful. 

This partnership is enhancing the capacity to respond to wildland fire incidents and provide opportunities for veterans to receive fire fighter Type II certification, making them eligible for future career opportunities.

Read the full story here.  

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