Advice on AF Firefighting Recruiter
I am 20 years old and have been working for a year now as a firefighter/EMT for a city department. I have IFSAC Certifications in FF1/2, Hazmat Awareness/Operations, EMT-B IV, DO Utility, S-130/190, etc. I am also working towards my AA Degree in Fire Science Technology and will be complete with it in about 6 months.
I am very interested in becoming a firefighter in the Air Force. I went to a recruiter recently and told him I wanted to join the Air Force but only wanted to do firefighting, because otherwise all my previous experience would go to waste. The recruiter said I could write down 5 jobs at MEPS but that he would not guarantee me a job in firefighting in the Air Force.
I have read numerous posts here on firehouse about how you can get a guaranteed job in FF in the Air Force if you find the right recruiter who is willing to work with you. I have also talked with many retired and active Air Force members who said I could get a guaranteed job as well. I don't mind if I have to wait 1 year to get this job so the DEP program would not be a problem with me.
My question is could anyone give me advice as to how to go about this. Possibly if you were in the same position, what did you do? Or what recruiter did you speak with? I would greatly appreciate any advice on the subject.