I am deciding between the Desoto school and the one in Mckinney, which one is better. The one in Mckinney is 30 minutes further from my house is it worth the drive? I would love to get on with a dept that sends you to school but I did not attend college (had a kid young) and want to give myself the best opportunity to get a position. Most I have seen that do not require college require basic fire and emt certs. I have missed a lot of the testing dates as well so I figured going to fire school will be a good first step. Also do the local depts go to these schools to recruit new firefights. Last but not least do you recommend going a volunteer fire dept in the mean time? Thanks in advance for your help.