Until further notice, GFP Enterprises will be providing RT-130 Annual Refresher Training to experienced wildland firefighter applicants VIRTUALLY. To become eligible for employment you must complete the hiring process which requires successful completion of all the steps outlined below under Training and Application Process for Experienced New Hires.GFP is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer committed to an inclusive, multicultural workplace which values diversity and actively encourages members of diverse communities to apply.
We appreciate your interest in working for GFP ENTERPRISES, LLC. Our company is always recruiting for highly motivated, team focused individuals that can integrate into our company culture. We are focused on providing the best trained fire personnel in the industry, so that we may deliver the highest quality and safest performing crews and engines to our Agency partners and private customers. Join our dedicated and service-minded team today.
Duty, Respect, and Integrity are the guiding principles that define who we are and what we believe as an organization. These core values define how we interact with one another and adjoining forces.
Applicants with the following competencies do well in our organization:
- Safety and Health minded / Situational Awareness
- Verbal/written communication skills
- Strong work ethics
- Building relationships with diverse groups / Teamwork
- Advancing the organizational mission / Mission-focused approach to work
- Personal ownership and accountability / Ability to follow Chain-of-Command
- Judgement / Quick and Strategic Thinking / Creative problem-solving
- Flexibility / Adaptability to change
- Resilience / Loyalty
- Technical skills
- Self Starter / Continual Learning and development
- Delivering quality service / Professionalism
We will happily answer any of your employment-related questions and provide assistance if you experience difficulties creating your user account, registering for class or a pack-test. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call our office at 541-967-8425.
TRAINING AND APPLICATION PROCESS FOR EXPERIENCED NEW HIRES
Step 1: CREATE YOUR GFP USER ACCOUNT
Create your USER ACCOUNT at www.wildlandfirefightingjobs.com. This is our system for tracking applicants and employees. Every firefighter must have a User Account to register for training classes and pack-tests (WCFT). Our company is very large and online registration helps us manage firefighter information, class rosters and availability status in real time. All your training and work history will be associated with your User Account and available for you to view. You can also update your personal contact information online without having to contact our office.
Please be Prepared to Submit all of your Required Firefighter Training and Experience Documentation. Once you have created your User profile there is a step where you will be asked to attach all of your supporting documents (training certs, Position Task Books, CTRs, Fire History, Performance Evaluations, Letters of Recommendation, etc.)
You should be able to obtain this information from your previous employer. It is imperative that we receive as much documentation as possible – particularly training certs, fire history, and CTRs. Your ICS Position, and your starting wage, will be determined by the verifiable training and experience records you provide to us. If we cannot verify your experience and qualifications, we may not be able to employ you as a wildland firefighter.
Step 2: REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL ORIENTATION AND TRAINING
Once you have submitted your Firefighter Training and Experience Documentation through your USER ACCOUNT created in Step 1, you will be shown the options for open RT-130 Wildland Safety Training Annual Refresher course, please select one that fits your schedule. Orientation will take place the first hour of the session.
Step 3: CONTACT OUR PERSONNEL MANAGER MIKE DENNING
Before class please make contact our Personnel Manager Mike Denning at [email protected] or 541-967-8425 to schedule a phone interview. Be prepared to discuss your previous training and work history in detail. If during the phone interview it is mutually decided we might be the right organization, you will be asked to continue the training and application process listed below.
Step 4: ATTEND GFP’s VIRTUAL ORIENTATION AND TRAINING
The Company Orientation will take place the first hour of the RT-130 ANNUAL REFRESHER class. It is imperative that you are on time.
Our 2021 RT-130 ANNUAL REFRESHERS will run 4-6 hours in duration and will be administered both live, and remotely via Zoom (Hybrid). You will be emailed a link to join the Zoom class one week before the date of the class. This email will also have more detailed information regarding class synopsis and materials, logistics, and instructor expectations. Your hands-on fire shelter training and WCFT (pack test) will be scheduled based on current social distancing safety guidelines, as shortly after your classroom (Zoom) training as possible. We will update this information as is necessary.
Step 5: COMPLETE ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PACKET
Once all previous steps are complete your application packet will be sent, with detailed instructions, to the email used to setup your USER ACCOUNT. Complete and return it as quickly as possible. If you need your application packet sent to a different email address call our office and let us know.
Step 6: SECURE REQUIRED PERSONAL ITEMS NECESSARY FOR DISPATCH
Once your eligibility for hire has been confirmed you should conduct an inventory of your personal fire gear and make sure that you have all the mandatory items listed on our GFP Personal Gear List.
Step 7: KEEP US POSTED ON YOUR AVAILABILITY TO WORK
Submit your availability to work status at https://gfpenterprises.com/employment-availability/ GFP utilizes the information you provide on the form to quickly identify currently available personnel for work throughout the year. Keeping us up to date on your availability status is key to receiving work. We suggest updating your status bi-weekly.
As you know Wildfire is unpredictable and occurs without notice. This means that we must be able to ALWAYS reach you. Use the Availability Form to communicate any changes in your availability to us. If we are unable to call you during a fire dispatch, you will lose the opportunity for that assignment.
Step 8: STAY FIRE FIT AND READY FOR ASSIGNMENT
As you know, hauling heavy fire equipment, laying hose, and digging fireline can be grueling, but rewarding work. We strongly urge you to begin physical training now so that you may report to work prepared from Day 1. Being well conditioned is critical in your ability to move quickly in the event an emergency arises. Let the fire environment – the steep terrain, extreme temperatures, altitude, and smoke – be the motivation for you to prepare. Let being accountable to yourself and your crew be your motivation. Commit to your physical fitness today. “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail” – John Wooden.