What is a red card certification?
Similarly one may ask, how do you get a red card certified?
- a minimum 32 hours of training (S-130/190 Basic Firefighting and Wildland Fire Behavior)
- demonstration of physical fitness at the “arduous” level, by completion of the Pack Test — walking 3 miles in 45 minutes or less carrying a 45 pound pack.
- an employing agency to certify the individual.
One may also ask, what certifications do I need to be a wildland firefighter? Aspiring wildland firefighters commonly complete high school or pass the GED test. Completion of an associate's degree program or higher in fire science may prove beneficial during the application process. Wildland firefighters must be able to withstand strenuous physical activity and largely work outdoors.
Also asked, what do you need to do to pass the pack test?
For the Pack Test, begin by hiking a 3-mile flat course without a pack. When you can cover the course in less than 45 minutes, add a pack with about 25 pounds. Increase the weight until you can hike 3 miles in 45 minutes while carrying 45 pounds. Also, hike hills with a pack to build leg strength and endurance.
How much do hotshots make an hour?
As a federal worker, a Hotshot Firefighter earns an average of $13 per hour during off-season. The pay increases during the peak fire season where they work up to 16 hours, sometimes even extending up to 48-64 hours. They earn an average salary of $40,000 during a six-month season (including overtime and hazard pay).