Veteran Programs

Veterans Fire Corps - Corpsmember

The Veterans Fire Corps program provides training and on-the-job experience for recent-era (post 9/11) veterans interested in entering into careers and gaining experience in natural resource management. Participants will get chainsaw certifications (S-212), wildland fire certifications (S130-190),  first aid, CPR, and fire/thinning/burn experience. All of our certifications are through the Forest Service or Park Service. Project work is focused on the Gulf state region  (MS, AL, FL, TX, LA). 

Age Requirements: 18-35 

Please check back for openings in Oct.-Nov. 2018. 

Veterans Fire Corps - Crew Leader

Think you've got the experience to lead a Veterans Fire Crew? Extensive Chainsaw experience and ability to teach others how to saw? S-212 Forest Service B-Feller Certification or higher? 1+ seasons of saw work and leading crews experience?  Check out our Crew Leaders page for VFC Leader positions.




When we are all together, making jokes and laughing together, these are the moments that I forget about what I miss, and realize this is my new home.

--2014 Corpsmember


   "So far, the experience I've had with SECC has been one of the best experiences I've had. During the second week of working as a part of the Urban Archeology Crew, we had a very progressive 5 days. The crew has become comfortable with each other very quickly, which includes embarrassing stories of everyone's childhoods as well as working very efficiently. Everyone in my crew has enjoyed themselves and made everyone else around them feel welcome." - Ashlyn Naylor - YCC 2017