Army Fire Dept Fort Rucker Alabama
I just received my notification that I was not selected for the GS-3 position of firefighter at Fort Rucker. It stated that I was not among the top selected and that I was not being considered.
Now I am a veteran, with 5 pt preference, and am not disabled in anyway. I was under the impression that this was "ENTRY" level and with 16 open positions, I was hopeful that I would get a call to be hired. I am getting very frustrated in the FEDEAL Hiring system and am about to give up on serving my country again in a civilian capacity. I along with other have served our country and I am sure I am not the only one who is being turned down... but when it says I am not among the top qualified for an "ENTRY" level position... it get me wondering what they are looking for. I am a firefighter already,a nd have EMT and HazMat training... if anyone has answers please write me back, and explain this.
I have and will always want to be a firefighter and will do nothing to stop this dream.
Another thought for training
Alabama Fire College is ProBoard and many of the DOD firemen from NAS Pensacola attend classes there as regulars. try to get on with a local fire department and usually you can get them to sponsor you to attend fire college. In Arkansas if you are a fireman either career or volunteer, you can go to school cost free with a department sponsoring you and they are an IFSAC academy so you can get your FF1 and FF2, Hazmat Ops and Awareness. After completing school there, attend Alabama Fire College, Texas A&M or TEEX for your ARFF and then you have all of the courses you need to be more competive. the last way to do it is go back into the air guard or Air Force Reserve, pick fire protection and go to Goodfellow for 3 months of fun filled firefighting training at one of the best schools in the world giving you DOD certs.