Beartown Firefighters

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in cooperation with the Bureau of Indian Affairs manages a Type 2 Wildland Firefighting handcrew. The crew is based out of Baraga, MI. and is available for dispatch locally as well as nation-wide. KBIC is reaching out to neighboring tribes and communities to recruit firefighters for the upcoming fire season.


Our crew provides an excellent opportunity for summer time employment, training, and experience. Basic training is typically held in the spring. You must be able to pass a physical, pack test, and classroom training. You must be available to commit to assignments for up to 16 days.


General Information
Minimum Requirements:
Be 18 Years of age or older
Must pass medical examination
Must pass the Work Capacity Test at the Arduous level
Must have or complete Basic Wildland firefighter training

Work Requirements:
12-16 hour work days in steep, rugged terrain
Hot, smoky, dusty work environments
2 week deployments not including travel time
Application for employment
I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification
Medical examination form

Bureau of Indian Affairs Safety Page
2012 Firefighter Application


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2012 Firefighter Application