Specialized Training

Corpsmembers from the Inland Empire Center’s BLM Fire Crew learn how to use a wildland firefighter hose during a training exercise near Lake Mathews, CA.

The majority of the specialized training in the CCC is connected to the Corpsmember work projects and emergency response activities.

This training is the heart of what the CCC has to offer young adults and consists of both “On-the-Job Training” and formal training. Examples of available training include:

  • Floodfighting Techniques
  • Plant Identification
  • Trail Construction & Maintenance
  • Emergency Camp Support
  • Firefighting Techniques
  • Forestry/Fire Hazard Reduction
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
  • Trail Structures
  • Construction & Trades
  • Chainsaw Safety
  • Tree-Climbing Safety

Corpsmembers can promote within the CCC to a Crew Leader or Specialist position. Corpsmembers who have promoted within the CCC help mentor other Corpsmembers. Crew Leaders receive training in crew supervision and Specialists receive training in specialized areas such as automotive maintenance, culinary arts, tools, supply management, landscaping, maintenance and chainsaw work. Both Crew Leaders and Specialists earn the opporunity to stay in the CCC for an extra year, and, in many cases, a higher stipend amount. The CCC also assists qualified Corpsmembers in acquiring a Commercial Class C license with Passenger Endorsements.