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    good afternoon,

    I am getting ready to start a 67 hour academy in the middle of January and I was wondering if anybody had in helpful hits on ways I can stand out in the academy.

    Also, I am wondering on what type of equipment I might need to bring. I have reached out to the training department and they are out till the 5th.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

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    What's a 67 hour academy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyrnResQ View Post
    What's a 67 hour academy?
    It's CalFire's (or more in general CA's) need to be different and have a 67 hour FFT2 academy when 32 hours works everywhere else.

    To the OP, some of it is boring, just stick it out, itís not bad.

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    Ah, gotcha. I'm from the midwest. When we have brush fires, we call it "making popcorn." Thanks!

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    They will tell you what you will need, and probably supply it too.
    Courage, Being Scared to Death and Saddling Up anyways.

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    only 67 hours? why not 250?
    "If you can't be a good example, the you'll just have to be a terrible warning."

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    Well, just finished the CDF academy and it turned out to be 120 hours of class/field time. It was a good class and it made me really excited to get out of this desk jockey Job, i have right now. I have a fever and the only thing that will cure it, is a job in the fire service. I applied to every unit in Norther Cal and BDU, Riverside and San Diego. I have 3 interviews for siskiyous,Humboldt, Shasta trinity Unit up north this month and i am really Excited. Lets just hope i dont get fired before i get hired so i can afford the road trips this winter.

    Let me know if anyone has any hints for interviewing up north.

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    when is your interview scheduled for shasta? were you in this last bdu academy?

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    yeah i was in the BDU one. my interview is on the 18th of February. do you have one up there?

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    nice i was in that one too... squad four, Jake long... ba-na-na lol. who is this? Ya i am scheduled an interview up there on the 18 at 2 pm. what day you headin up

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    ba-na-na for days! this is Ryan Thorne From Squad 3. I think i am headed up on Wednesday night. I might skip shasta, because i can't miss that many days of work. I also have an interview in humbodlt and sisko on monday, tuesday so i might just drive up on the weekend for those 2. are you flying or driving?

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    Default Same interviews....

    Hey there, I was searching Cal Fire and came across this thread. I have the same interviews scheduled and I was curious if anyone has ever interviewed with them before? Any tips or anything would be great.

    Where are you driving from, I live in Ventura County...CarPool?

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    i think i am going to make that longgggg drive. i want to fly but it doesnt look likes thats going to happen. I will probably leave wed sometime early and stay the night, interview, and then head home. I have that interview and then the following week or so i have one in santa clara, then san diego


    as for where i live with the other post, i am further south near redlands... i am going with some frieds so carpool wont work, thanks though!

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