We are very excited to launch our first Veterans Fire Corps for SECC. This crew model is designed to give recent era military veterans the training and skills to launch careers in natural resources and wildland fire upon transitioning back into civilian life. The program provides trainings, certifications, and experience in land management and wildland fire while bringing together those who have served in our armed forces post 9/11. 

Donations today will help us purchase the necessary equipment needed to run this crew. 

A gift of any size makes a difference:

- $395 buys a Fire Shelter for 1 member

- $300 buys Nomex - Fire resistant Shirt and Pants for 1 member

- $290 buys a Wildland Fire backpack for 1 member

- $80 buys Chaps for 1 member 

- $20 buys Gloves for 1 member

- $10 buys Eye Protection for 1 member

If you would like donate in support of our mission, please click below. We can’t thank you enough for your support!

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Southeast Conservation Corps is a 501(c)3 charity. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by U.S. law.

Here at SECC we walk our talk. SECC works toward empowering young people to cultivate compassion, responsibility and grit through community service, hard work and environmental stewardship. 


Our programs employ and serve:
Youth 5th- 12th grade. - Trips for Kids Chattanooga- Mentorship and Mountain Biking
Teens 15-18 - Youth Conservation Crews (Paid Summer Positions) 
Young Adults 18-35 - Adult Conservation Crews and Individual Placement Internships 
Military Veterans 18-35 - Veteran Fire Corps Crews


Thank you for your support.