Serving Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming
As a high school senior, Megan Saylors didn’t view wildland firefighting as a career well suited for her. She thought quite the opposite. But after a year in college and a re-introduction to wildland fire she found the opportunity rather intriguing. The challenge, excitement and comradery she experienced her first season drew her in and kept her hooked. Shortly after completing her degrees in Biochemistry and Psychology she made the decision to make wildland fire her career. Currently, Megan serves as a wildland firefighter for the US Forest Service specializing in prevention and education on the Dixie National Forest in southern Utah. She has spent the last 15 years garnering experience on engine, helitack, rappel, and hotshot crews across the western United States.
From different experiences throughout her career, Megan has learned the importance of developing an organization with a wealth of diverse experience. Her passion for developing employees fuels her work as the Grant Lead for the Women in Wildland Fire program in southern Utah, a US Forest Service program focused on the recruitment and advancement of women and other under-represented groups in wildland fire and aviation management.
Women in Wildland Fire Program
US Forest Service National Accelerated Training Program