Monday, April 4, 2016

Women in Wildland Fire Mentoring

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The Women in Wildland Fire program in southern Utah (sponsored by the Dixie, Fishlake, and Manti-La Sal NFs) needs your help in our participation in the 2016 Wildland Fire National Leadership Campaign - Never Stop Learning. We've made some modifications to our mentorship efforts and are hoping to provide mentors to all of our participants.

We're looking for folks to volunteer to be mentors to these first year AD firefighters. Our participants have little to no knowledge of wildland fire or the agencies that are sponsoring them. We aim for this mentorship to not only help bridge this gap but also provide diverse motivated examples of what they can achieve.

If you are interested in giving back please fill out the questionnaire no later than April 8, 2016 ( The participants will have a chance to review the responses and choose a mentor they feel "fits" them at orientation April 9, 2016.

Mentoring is not restricting to particular agency affiliation, current employment status, or level of experience. Methods of communication and frequency are determined by the mentor and their mentee. Topics of discussion are between the mentor and the mentee but we do ask that if you see a violation of USFS policy (sexual harassment, EEO, unsafe practices, etc) to consider letting us know so we can help remedy the situation.

Feel free to pass this information along to others who may be interested in helping.

Thanks, WIWF of Southern Utah

Women in Wildland Fire (WIWF) is a program dedicated to seeking out women with the characteristics and aptitude that will translate well to wildland firefighting. By providing initial wildland firefighting training and experience, WIWF aims to expose a more diverse set of qualified candidates to job and career possibilities they may not have known existed.

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