Our department (Williamson County Fire Protection District) recently got a SAFER Grant to hire a firefighter.
8 People initially tested for the position, 5 from in our district and 3 from out of it.
I managed to get the job and start my first day Aug 1st.
I seriously had come to belive I would just be a POC Firefighter and never have a shot at being a Career Firefighter in our area, Thankfully I was wrong
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Thread: My turn to share some happy news
07-23-2008, 06:51 PM #1
My turn to share some happy news
07-23-2008, 10:19 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jul 1999
- DuBois, IL - just south of I-64 in the middle of the state
Congratulations. Now you'll get to sit back in the lawn chair and watch the planes land.
Is this the first paid guy for your department? I'm thinking the chief is paid, or am I wrong?Jack Boczek, Chief
Ashley Community Fire Protection District
07-25-2008, 01:25 AM #3
Current paid positions are
Chief, Deputy Chief, a firefighter that was hire last year and now me. the rest of the DEPT. is paid on call
07-25-2008, 02:40 PM #4
- Join Date
- Nov 2002
- Out and About
07-25-2008, 04:02 PM #5
- Join Date
- May 2002
- Now in Victoria, BC. I'm from beautiful Jasper Alberta in the heart of the Can. Rockies - will always be an Albertan at heart!
Way to go! CONGRATS!September 11th - Never Forget
I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.
IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
RAY WAS HERE FIRST
07-25-2008, 06:08 PM #6
as far as shift it is a split up schedule. I will also be covering airport flights as I am ARFF Certified.
the worst part is I work 2 10 hour shifts on the weekends but ya have to take the good with the bad.
but the split schedule works great as I also have a computer repair business.
07-25-2008, 10:23 PM #7
Congratulations!What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?
07-26-2008, 07:36 PM #8
Thanks for the kind words every one......now if I can just make i through my wedding on agust 8th I will be set LOL
should be pretty cool it is going to be a fire fighter themed wedding
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