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    Default I have a question on overseas Fire jobs.

    I have been wanting to look into contract fire fighting in Iraq. I am currently a Paramedic firefighter with Advanced Haz-Mat Tech, Air craft FF, Confined Space rescue operations and several other certs. I have been a firefighter for 6 years now, and on a Hazardous materials team for 3. What are my chances of landing a position, and would finishing my fire officer classes help at all? Any insight would be gratefully appreciated.


    Thank you and stay safe!


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    Make sure all of your certs are Pro Board, IFSAC or DOD or no company will take them.

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    Thanks I have taken care of that.

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    If you have all your 1's... Officer, instructor, inspector. they can make you an LT.

    2's for Captain. blah, blah...

    I would knock out what you need to be an LT and then try it. But they are losing positions.. so you may want to start the process.

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    Just read some of the past posts on WSI and take it with a grain of salt. If you take the plunge, and do this...

    Please go into it only expecting a big paycheck and getting a lifetime experience. DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT go into it expecting it to run like a normal stateside Fire Dpartment. It is nothing like it.

    I for one, actually had a good time both years that I was there. I got a few classes knocked out, I had scary moments on the two out of three base where I was at, and I also ran into some of the guys from my old unit ( made it feel like home...somewhat )

    Also please keep in the back of your mind that this is a combat area, and you and the miss's need to understand that. While I was there, we lost three firefighters. One to a medical issuse and two to hostel actions- R.I.P.

    Anyway, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

    SAP# 1031 signing out

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    Default Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Armydog View Post

    Anyway, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

    SAP# 1031 signing out
    Hey Armydog former Army dog here! Could you PM me, I have some questions and you seem to be one of the few rational ones here

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