Sample Aerial Firefighter Cover Letter

This aerial firefighter cover letter focuses on the applicant's ability to combat wild fires using aircraft. He and other such pilots are trained to perform challenging tasks in stressful situations. They use water or specially-formulated fire retardants to put out the fires. Aerial firefighter cover letters should mention the pilot's ability to quench a fire, lay down a firebreak, as well as ignite backburns and control burns--all of which is part of this career.

Morton Gambill
21 Corral Road
City Road, USA 23417

November 19, 2006

Mr. Luke Flowers
Hiring Manager
United States Forest Service
452 Washington Street
Any Town, USA 99999

Dear Mr. Flowers:

I saw the posting on JobBankUSA.com for employment as an aerial firefighter. I have experience as a firefighter on the ground and have recently acquired my FAA pilot's license, qualifying me to work in the air as one of the forest service's aerial firefighters.

I am aware of the duties involved since I have been part of a team that creates firebreaks, control burns, and puts out wild fires.

I have an outstanding record and can begin work immediately following your decision to hire me. May I meet you with in person to discuss my qualifications and to learn more of what this job requires?

I'm available at your convenience weekday afternoons from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Please call 888-888-8888 to arrange a date and time that works for you. Thank you for considering my cover letter.


Morton Gambill

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