The Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program Takes On Equity Issues in Firefighting

The Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program (FFRP) was created to support more former fire campers navigating the complicated hiring process and networks needed to become firefighters. In partnership with California’s fire agencies, FFRP is building and expanding pathways to transition into this sector professionally.

FFRP is taking a proactive approach to provide forest-thinning and firefighting services through the Buffalo Fire Crew, the organization’s for-hire hand crew initiated through a Michelson 20MM Spark Grant. FFRP is also addressing larger equity issues in firefighting by supporting a workforce of people of color and women, historically excluded communities from the lucrative career path.

Jul 13, 2021 | 20 Million Minds, Media