Forgot your Username
or Password?

Login with Facebook

Still not a member? Join Now


Fire Captain
  • room Location: Buena Park, California, United States
  • group Position: Captain
  • play_for_work Job Type: Government
  • attach_money Minimum Pay: $93,504.32 (Yearly)
  • attach_money Maximum Pay: $126,060.48 (Yearly)
Flight Time Requirements Snapshot
  • access_time Total Flight Time: N/A
  • person Pilot In Command: 4000
  • toll Turbine PIC: N/A
  • airplanemode_activeMulti Engine: N/A
  • queue_music Actual Instrument: 50
Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS(These duties are intended to be representative sample of the duties performed by the class.)
Operates medium size turbine powered helicopters over all types of terrain to suppress wildland and other types of fires; may be involved in making water/foam drops in assigned fire suppression target areas, effecting rescues, and transporting firefighter crews and logistical materials to the fire line.
Reviews and maintains written and computerized flight logs and records.
Transports fire medical personnel to medical emergencies and injured patients to hospitals.
Operates special helicopter accessory equipment to carry-out fire suppression missions, which may include: fixed water tank, hydraulic snorkel, external water bucket, sling loads, and rescue hoist.
Assists in training crews to operate safely in and around helicopters; uses maps; operates fire and aviation radios; checks, cleans and maintains helicopters; performs general housekeeping duties in a fire station
Maintains self and helicopter in a constant state of readiness for dispatch to emergency and non-emergency alarms; or to assigned locations for ready response standby. ... Continue Reading

Minimum Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (position requirements at entry*):
Four thousand (4,000) logged hours of flying time in helicopters as Pilot-In-Command, including experience in power-off-auto rotational landings.
Fifteen hundred (1,500) hours of this time must have been flown in mountainous terrain at altitudes over 4,000 feet on map survey work, power line patrol or construction work, fire control work, rescue operations work, or similar assignments requiring take-offs and landings with maximum loads on unimproved landing areas under adverse weather conditions.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS (position requirements at entry*):
Must possess and maintain a valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with rotorcraft-helicopter rating
Must possess and maintain a valid Class 2 or Class 1 FAA Medical Certificate
Must possess and maintain a valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Helicopter Instrument Rating
At least 500 hours of low-level flight such as powerline patrol, animal survey/capture, and vegetation management
At least 50 hours of Night Vision Goggle flight
At least 50 hours of instrument time. ... Continue Reading

This job has been viewed 6 times.
Learn More About This Job

Looking for a different job?

Answer these 4 questions and click "Search Jobs"!

1. Where are you looking for a job?
Clear All
2. Which positions do you want to find?
Clear All
3. What type of jobs are you most interested in?

Clear All
4. What type of aircraft are you certified to fly?

Clear All
Pick desired aircraft:
Type Rating:

Enter Your Age:

It looks like you didn't select any Continent. Please click cancel, then select at least one Continent.


It looks like you didn't enter a search location. Please click cancel, then enter your search location. (example: Paris, France)


It appears that you didn't enter a distance from your location. With only 1 mile very few jobs will be found. Please enter a value such as 100.


Related Jobs

    Saved Jobs
    • You have 0 saved jobs

    Captain / Government Jobs

    Captain Jobs

    Government Jobs


    Find Other Jobs

    Get new jobs (like this one) by email!
    My Email:

    You can cancel email alerts at any time.

    Freshest Pilot Jobs
    Emailed Daily:

    • 123,465 Registered Pilots
    • 37,176 Pilot Jobs
    • 175 Different Countries