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SCA Veterans Fire Corps

The SCA Veterans Fire Corps offers training programs to help returning veterans transition to civilian life and prepare for careers in conservation. Veterans who successfully complete these programs earn certifications in wildland firefighting, chain saw operation, wilderness medicine and more.

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Web Essay: A Logical Transition for Veterans
by MICHAEL A. MADALENA, Guest Essayist After graduating from high school in Williamson, Wayne County, I did combat tours with the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan and Iraq. But like the thousands of other vets returning to upstate New York, I was left wondering what to do next. Where could I put my military training to best use? How could I continue giving back to...
Nov 6, 2013 11:00 AM ET
Veterans Serve as Wildland Firefighters
Dust and smoke billow around five figures — uniformed, heavily laden with backpacks and gear, carrying tools in their arms. They are attentive to the hazards that surround them. The lead is scanning ahead, looking for hot spots for the team to address. From the way they move as a unit, it is clear this is a trained team — familiar with each other through hours of training and...
Oct 9, 2013 3:00 PM ET
Vets Go from Firefights to Fighting Fires
The men and women I’m training know we’re about to confront a merciless enemy. We are all military veterans, and in the field we have an objective, a plan, and the flexibility to change tactics midstream — just as in the armed forces. In this case our adversary isn’t al-...
Oct 4, 2013 12:00 PM ET