I am new to this site as well as a newly certified Fire Fighter II/EMT. I am moving into the Tampa area and was wondering what I should do next to get noticed for hire. I have no experience except for the academies. Should I Work on an ambulance, volunteer at the fire department, try to put out as many applications as possible, or all of the above? I want to get my feet wet wether someone is hiring or not. How do I know when some one is hiring? Is it all by word of mouth or is there a better way to stay on top of the opportunities that arise?