Just a couple of questions
I have been on a volunteer department for 8yrs. I have my FF 1&2,and I am currently taking FO Strategies & tactics then Tech Rescue.
I want to pursue a career in the fire service. I have heard that fire departments dont want any experience in their recruits so they can train them the way they want? If that is true should I write down all my certs on my application? I have ten years left to apply. I will be taking my EMT-b this spring and want to pursue a fire science degree..
Thanks for the help
Forums shouldn't be soapboxes
We could write a whole thread about helping people get hired and what if any charge is fair or not. There are plenty of people out there who use there dept. name and or rank to validate what they say as fact, I don't believe that is the best way or most accurate way to show people that you are legitimate at anything that you do. I don't talk about people I help because first off I promise them my utmost discretion and they appreciate that. I have helped lots of people with oral boards or common sense applications in the hiring process and to be honest alot of the oral board itself has nothing to do with firefighting, its about body language personal appearance and presentation, also on how you speak. I have a college degree in speech and communications and feel very qualified to work with people. If anyone didn't feel comfortable with me helping them, then they are not obligated too. NO offense but the age old statement about not having enough time in the fire service means I don't have enough experience on something is plain silly. I work with 30 year veterans who are much less proficient on calls and don't take pride in what they do. Does it mean that they are more prepared to go on a call than I am because I have been a full-time professional for 7 years not 30. You tell me when I can become legititamate. 10 years? I mean really its a trivial tiresome argument. Again if you have a problem with people coming onto forums using it as a place for free advertising, in many ways I would agree with you. Also when people give advice or statements of opinion as fact I would also tend to say its not right. But believe me having only posted less than 20x online I can tell you, you are looking at the wrong person to throw the first stone. Sorry you feel how you do, but you are upset at the wrong person and make some fairly unproven odd statements of fact yourself. Again your opinion is fine but doesn't need to be spewn on a forum for all to hear. If you actually had a personal problem with any of my opinion you could have easily sent me a private message instead of using the forum for your soapbox.