Thread: Looking for Advice
04-14-2008, 03:16 PM #1
- Join Date
- Apr 2008
Looking for Advice
First off just want to say thanks to everyone who has input information for new people like myself. I do however have a couple of questions that have been too hard to weed out of all the other information.
I am currently graduating my local community college with an associates degree in Information Technology. (This is in Massachusetts BTW). I am interested in becoming a FF, and was looking at my home towns FF website and notice they have an application for employment right online.
Typically for those of you who have come across such a system, are they expecting you to already have all the EMT-B, FF1 etc done before applying? What about the CPAT?
I am planning on taking an EMT-B course coming up this fall at my college so I will be certified there. I'm just not sure if its best that I put in an application prior to this or should i wait for at least the EMT-B?
A little information about myself in case its crucial to the decisions. I'm currently just turned 22 years old, and will be graduating with the IT-Associates degree this spring. I initially thought I wanted to go into the computer field, but I know deep in my heart I want to be a FF.
My dad is currently a Lt. FF a couple of towns over. He will be retiring in 2 years. My uncle, is a FF for the town over from where I live now, and has also been a Volunteer FF for 10 years prior approximately. Growing up my neighbor (also my childhood best friends dad) is a FF for another adjacent town. As you can see, I've been surrounded by FF all my life, and really appreciate everything they do. I now know this is what I want to do and I am just seeking a bit of direction.
Thanks for all the help in advance!
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By maynerd14 in forum Hiring & Employment DiscussionReplies: 3Last Post: 08-28-2006, 08:43 PM
By jhardyjr in forum The EngineerReplies: 4Last Post: 07-30-2006, 08:34 PM
By lostnfound in forum Meet and GreetReplies: 4Last Post: 01-08-2003, 08:07 AM
By lostnfound in forum Firefighters ForumReplies: 5Last Post: 12-09-2002, 07:27 PM
By CBVFC in forum Emergency Services DispatcherReplies: 2Last Post: 07-28-2002, 09:40 PM