Sample Smoke Jumper Cover Letter

The job seeker in this smoke jumper cover letter talks about his experience as a New York City firefighter. He's aware that to be a smoke jumper in an aerial confrontation with a wild fire, one must know the hazards as well as the methods of safety. All smoke jumper cover letters should provide this vital information.

Jack Jobhunter
101 Penny Lane
Any City, USA 99999

March 5, 2006

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

Dear Mr. Pittman:

Thank you for posting your need for a smoke jumper on JobBankUSA.com, which I visit frequently. I had five years of experience as a New York City firefighter and am now ready to move into full time work fighting forest fires.

I have received two awards for extraordinary service to my community as a firefighter so I feel well-qualified to join your team of smoke jumpers. I've done my homework. I know this work requires me to jump from an aircraft into a fire on the ground and then put it out with the help of others.

I am writing this cover letter to ask if I might meet you in person to discuss filling one of these positions.

Please call me on my cell phone: 234-567-8989 to set up a time we can get together. Thank you for considering my application.


Jack Jobhunter

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