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    I just applied for a term position at Fort Monmouth. I have FF1 and 2, HAZMAT OPS, and EMT all Jersey certs. Just wondering what people would think my chances are. Also if anyone has any info about working there that would be great too. Thanks.

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    Do Jersey certs convert into IFSAC/ProBoard (read: DoD) certs? If so I would say you have a decent chance, as long as you filled out your application paperwork correctly. TERM is a good stepping stone into the DoD Fire Service. I entered as a temp, went to term, and the converted to career.

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    You do know Fort Monmouth is being closed down in 2 years....right?

    The Fort is being moved to Md. as part of the BRAC.

    The Fort Monmouth Department will be disbanded, their not sure what is going to happen to the equipment.
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    Thats why he's getting hired as a "term" employee. The job announcement probably has an addendum attached to it that says something along the lines of "employment not to exceed 3 years" or something like that.

    They will close the base officially in 2 years, however, it will take much longer than that for the US Gov't to officially vacate the property and transfer it to local Gov't. Been there, done that.
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    They will close the base officially in 2 years, however, it will take much longer than that for the US Gov't to officially vacate the property and transfer it to local Gov't.
    They've already started that. Problem is...the MD area is not ready for them. Good old Gov't at work...
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    I'd go in a heartbeat if it wasn't term. Plus, they have the best apparatus in the Entire DOD hands down!!!!!

    Aint that right FWD???
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    They do see a lot of work off base, I think there still on the box in Asbury park. if you can get your foot in the door take it . Work on getting all the DOD certs you can while there and use it to get a perm job at another base.
    I also started as a term and converted to career after a yr and a half.

    Here's there fire dept web page

    http://www.monmouth.army.mil/C4ISR/s...fd/index.shtml
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    I dont think NJ certs transfer

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTFIRE80 View Post
    I'd go in a heartbeat if it wasn't term. Plus, they have the best apparatus in the Entire DOD hands down!!!!!

    Aint that right FWD???
    Junk. Especially that overgrown Spaz Mat wagon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FFtrombetta70 View Post
    I dont think NJ certs transfer
    They dont. Jersey certs mean nothing to DOD since there not IFSAC/Pro Board

    But the fort has a training center, so I dont think its a problem to just do a challenge and convert them to IFSAC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engine63FF View Post
    They do see a lot of work off base, I think there still on the box in Asbury park. ...
    Yes, they are on AP's box (while AP skips over a few towns between them due to those towns not being paid FF's, but that's another story.)

    Their "Spaz Mat wagon" rolls to lots of surrounding communities.

    Have "worked" with them at only a few calls and they seemed like a good bunch of guys.
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