11-21-2008, 10:29 AM #1
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Confused about what steps to take next. Please help.
I'm sorry if these questions get asked alot, but I'm really confused by the whole process. Anyways, I'm 16, and seriously considering pursuing a career in Firefighting, and I had some questions about the whole process.
First off, I know I need my EMT, and I know I want atleast an Associates in Fire Science, but what exactly are Firefighter I and II, and are those college classes, or do you take them from some kind of private organization to recieve your certification? Do you have to go to a Fire Academy to become a career Firefighter?
What are the usual requirements for a volunteer Firefighter, and can I do that while I get my degree?
What other kinds of certifications should I go after to ensure that I have an edge on the other applicants when I finally apply to become a career Firefighter?
Where should I start after HS, and what's a good order to acquire everything in?
I'm going to start right now by becoming a Junior Firefighter at my local station, and getting the books Essentials of Fire Fighting, The Aspiring Firefighter's Two-Year Plan, Smoke Your Firefighter Written Exam, and Smoke Your Firefighter Interview and start devouring as much information as I can.
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