Until further notice, GFP Enterprises will be providing VIRTUAL Entry Level Training to new wildland firefighter applicants. 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 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. Your rewarding journey begins here today. Join our team and experience the adventure of a lifetime in a world like no other.
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 NEW HIRES
Successful completion of ALL steps, in the order listed below, is your job interview. Following these steps in the order listed will ensure that you are eligible for hire and prevent any barriers to your employment as a GFP wildland firefighter.
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 classes and Work Capacity Fitness Tests (pack-tests). All your future training and work history will be associated with your User Account. Our company is very large and online registration helps us manage firefighter information and availability status in real time. You can also update your personal contact information online without having to contact our office.
A GFP Representative will contact you shortly after you have created your USER ACCOUNT. We want to build a rapport with you, help you through the hiring process, and answer any of your questions you may have.
Step 2: REGISTER FOR ORIENTATION AND TRAINING
This will take you to our Student Class Registration page where you will select and register for the S-130, S-190 Zoom: Entry Level S-130, S-190, L-180 Virtual Entry Level Class that best fits your schedule. Simply click the Register box. You will be provided a confirmation email upon successful registration.
Step 3: COMPLETE 2 ONLINE FEMA COURSES
New firefighters must complete all required training to begin work.
These FEMA classes are taken online and self-paced. Two of these classes (IS-700.B: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System and IS-100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100) are federally required courses that are administered by FEMA and must be completed through their online independent study program. These courses must be completed no later than the last day of your Entry Level Training Courses Click here for additional HELP on completing the required IS-700.B and IS-100.C FEMA courses.
Step 4: ATTEND GFP’s VIRTUAL ORIENTATION AND TRAINING
The Company Orientation will take place the first hour of class. It is imperative that you are on time.
All required firefighter training will be provided by GFP.
You must successfully complete S-190: Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, S-130: Basic Firefighter Training, and L-180 Human Factors on the Fireline. These entry-level courses are conducted over a 40-hour, five-day period and for 2021, will be administered both live and virtually via Zoom. (Hybrid)
You will be emailed a link to join the Zoom class one week before the first date of class. This email will also have more detailed information regarding class synopsis and materials, logistics and instructor expectations.
Your required hands-on training (field day exercise) and Work Capacity Fitness Test will be scheduled for and conducted shortly after the class portion of your training. These dates and locations will be scheduled based on current social distancing safety guidelines, as shortly after your classroom (Zoom) training as possible.
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 secure the items required from the GFP Personal Gear List. You will receive detailed information on this during class.
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
Fire is not on a schedule. This means that we must be able to ALWAYS reach you. If you have not communicated your change in availability to us, and we cannot get a hold of you during a fire dispatch, you will lose the opportunity for that assignment. Multiple missed dispatches without professional communication will result in you being put on our Do Not Call list for reliability issues. Don’t be “that guy.”
Step 8: STAY FIRE FIT AND READY FOR ASSIGNMENT
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.