The Veterans Fire Corps is a collaborative initiative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Veterans Green Jobs, and various conservation corps that engage recent-era veterans on priority hazardous fuels projects. The program builds upon the knowledge, leadership, experience, and training of military veterans, retraining them and refocusing their mission to protect our public lands from the threat of wildfire. The conservation corps that operate Veterans Fire Corps programs
recruit, hire, and train the crews and provide insurance, tools, and gear. Federal agencies (from USDA or DOI) provide funding, help with training, and coordinate fire assignments
and interaction with local agency crews. To read more, click here and go to page 14 of the Fire Management Today publication.