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The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is a government organization established in 1885. As California's fire department and resource management agency, its primary responsibility is to fire-protect and manage over 31 million acres of California's public and private wildlands. It also renders various emergency services in 36 of California's 58 counties. The Department's mission is to serve and safeguard the people, properties, and resources of California. CAL FIRE is an equal opportunity employer that employs almost 8,000 workers on a permanent and temporary basis. It claims to be offering well-paying careers with growth opportunities and benefits prescribed by the California Department of Human Resources (CAL HR) which precisely include health, dental, and vision benefits, 401(k) and 457 plan, paid off time, relocation and travel reimbursement, education loan, and employee wellness.

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What departments CAl Fire employees work at?
other occupation43.3%
Firefighters & Fire Inspectors40.6%
Law Enforcement / Security - Other16.1%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do CAl Fire employees have before joining?
Years of experience at CAl Fire: Newcomers: 25%, Experiencers: 20%, Experts: 17%, Veterans: 38%. CAl Fire employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
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Where did CAl Fire employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before CAl Fire: Amazon, American Medical Response, Balboa Ambulance Service. Typical CAl Fire employees have worked at Amazon.
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American Medical Response
Balboa Ambulance Service
What industries did CAl Fire employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of CAl Fire: National Security, Fire Protection Companies, Police Companies, Social Advocacy Organizations, Religious Organizations. CAl Fire employees most likely come from a National Security industry background.
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Where did CAl Fire employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at CAl Fire: Small: 36%, Medium: 15%, Large: 49%. Most CAl Fire employees have previously worked at large companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at CAl Fire study?
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Where did employees at CAl Fire study?
Butte College
California State University-Chico
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at CAl Fire?
Time employed at CAl Fire: <1: 11%, 1-3: 21%, 4-8: 27%, 9-13: 18%, 14-20: 11%, 20+: 12%. Most CAl Fire employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does CAl Fire rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at CAl Fire: 81.9% Male and 18.1% Female. Age ratio at CAl Fire: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 47%, 31-40: 30%, 41-50: 12%, 51-60: 8%, 60+: 3%. CAl Fire rates - 6.9% less female than the industry average. Most CAl Fire employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.
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Career advancement

How does CAl Fire rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at CAl Fire: low. CAl Fire ranks low for career advancement which is same as the industry average.
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What companies do CAl Fire employees go on to work at?
Future employers of CAl Fire: A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems, Alameda Fire Dept, American Medical Response, American Red Cross, California State University Chico. People who work at CAl Fire most typically go on to work for the A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems.
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A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems
Alameda Fire Dept
American Medical Response
American Red Cross
California State University Chico