Interagency Fire Cache issues urgent call for helpWednesday July 14, 2021
(Coeur d’Alene, Idaho) –The Coeur d’Alene Interagency Fire Cache is designed for stocking and maintaining wildland firefighting equipment and supplies. Wildfires in Idaho and the region are depleting resources and there is an urgent need for workers to refurbish firefighting equipment from recent events. Job duties include washing hose, boxing up supplies, loading and offloading trucks, pressure-testing water handling equipment and much more. Driving positions are also available.
There are 10 open positions for truck drivers (CDL not required) and 20 openings for warehouse workers. These positions will remain open until filled. These are temporary positions located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho next to the IDL offices at 3284 W. Industrial Loop.
“We want to thank those who have answered the call for extra help. We already have 15 drivers and 8 warehouse workers hired as part of this effort,” said Idaho Department of Lands Director Dustin Miller. “This is one way people can support our crews on the fire line during this unprecedented fire season.”
Currently, hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 6 days a week, with one scheduled day off per week, at $16.76 an hour. Positions are overtime eligible. Experience driving a forklift is welcomed and applicants need a driver’s license. Wildland firefighting qualifications are not required.
Apply today by emailing your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit the Idaho Department of Lands Jobs Page.
About IDL Fire: Idaho Department of Lands Fire Management (IDL Fire) in partnership with two Timber Protection Associations and with the support of rural volunteer fire departments and other partners, are responsible for fire suppression and prevention on more than 6 million acres of state and private forests and rangelands in Idaho. IDL Fire focuses on initial attack with the goal of keeping fires at 10 acres or less. IDL Fire protects and preserves important endowment timber assets that help fund Idaho schools and other beneficiaries, as well as millions of acres of private forestland. The map below shows the different Forest Protection Districts in Idaho.