Barnstable County Americorps Cape Cod FireCorps
Why Serve with the Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod FireCorps?
Do you have a passion to serve the community?
Do you like to be outside?
Are you interested in learning about and implementing the use of fire and mechanical treatments
for land management?
Are you interested in living communally on Cape Cod?
Do you want to train to become a wildland firefighter?
...then AmeriCorps Cape Cod FireCorps could be for you!
The FireCorps is comprised of six AmeriCorps Cape Cod members who serve directly with the Cape Cod National Seashore. Members train in basic Wildland Firefighting and chainsaw operations. Utilizing fire and chainsaw skills, members perform fire mitigation and habitat restoration projects. Members will also develop leadership, communication and teamwork skills.
Whether we are removing invasive plant species on conservation land, propagating oysters with a town’s shellfish department, opening shelters during a storm, or educating local students about the importance of water quality, we strive to meet the diverse and dynamic needs of the Cape Cod community.
Six of our members comprise the FireCorps and serve directly with the National Park Service Cape Cod National Seashore to perform fire mitigation and prevention activities, while training to become wildland firefighters.
All members reside in one of our three program-provided houses as they complete 1,700 hours of service over an 11-month term.
Accepting Applications March 13 - June 30, 2017
For more information:
AmeriCorpsCapeCod.org | (508) 375-6869
Barnstable County Resource Development Office
P.O. Box 427
Barnstable, MA 02630
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