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    Hey I just enlisted in the navy and have been looking at jobs that deals with a lot of firefighting. I know that all are taught basic firefighting in the navy. I was wondering if anyone could give me info on what a DC does, what are their responsibilities, and what is a normal day as a DC on a ship. Also is their any other job in the Navy that consist of more then basic FF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stearns83 View Post
    Hey I just enlisted in the navy and have been looking at jobs that deals with a lot of firefighting. I know that all are taught basic firefighting in the navy. I was wondering if anyone could give me info on what a DC does, what are their responsibilities, and what is a normal day as a DC on a ship. Also is their any other job in the Navy that consist of more then basic FF.
    DC does a myriad of different jobs... go to this link for a good description of the job. http://usmilitary.about.com/od/enlistedjob1/a/dc.htm

    In the Navy, there is no rate that lives the life of a fire station (just waiting for something to happen..) The only Navy rate that goes to the DoD fire academy to become IFSAC certified firefighters is ABH, but you will not get that right out of boot camp.. you may be lucky to get that after your first 4+ year tour though if you're headed to a shore duty billet at a NAF working as Crash and Salvage.

    Wait.. you enlisted already? You had to have a job chosen before you enlisted.. did you actually believe the recruiter when they told you you could choose your job when you got to your ship? I hope not cuz you just got screwed..

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