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    My AC has offered me a FF2 class this summer. I have less than 6 months experience and 0 working fires under my belt. My friend ff of 3 years said that he thinks I should have more experience before attemptin FF2. My AC says from medicals and accident calls he believes that I will do just fine. I'm wondering what you guys think. Please leave any and all feedback good or bad!
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    Take it!!!

    Most career department rookie schools train to the FF 1 & 2 level. Some of the rookies have never even set foot on a fire truck prior to getting hired. The first call that they go on will be after graduating rookie school and obtaining firefighter 1 & 2 and other classes.

    Firefigther 1 and 2 at least in my area are considered entry level classes. They are the foundation of your training. In fact most classes in this area firefighter 1 & 2 are taught at the same time in a rookie school format (even on the volley side). Never turn down the chance to better yourself. Don't listen to your friend take the class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFD21C View Post
    Take it!!!

    Most career department rookie schools train to the FF 1 & 2 level. Some of the rookies have never even set foot on a fire truck prior to getting hired. The first call that they go on will be after graduating rookie school and obtaining firefighter 1 & 2 and other classes.

    Firefigther 1 and 2 at least in my area are considered entry level classes. They are the foundation of your training. In fact most classes in this area firefighter 1 & 2 are taught at the same time in a rookie school format (even on the volley side). Never turn down the chance to better yourself. Don't listen to your friend take the class.
    Good call, Here in IL they don't offer FF1 anymore it's just FF2
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    We don't send Marines and Soldiers into combat without sending them to Boot Camp first, I can not understand why anyone would think that you should/need to go into a fire before you can learn something in Fire School!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProbyEMT87 View Post
    My AC has offered me a FF2 class this summer. I have less than 6 months experience and 0 working fires under my belt. My friend ff of 3 years said that he thinks I should have more experience before attemptin FF2. My AC says from medicals and accident calls he believes that I will do just fine. I'm wondering what you guys think. Please leave any and all feedback good or bad!
    Where I work FF2 is the basic, entry level training course. We were all civilians (well, there were 5 or 6 guys that were ff before and 6 or 8 cops, but the vast majority civilian). It makes no difference. Take the class. It's a great opportunity for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProbyEMT87 View Post
    My AC has offered me a FF2 class this summer. I have less than 6 months experience and 0 working fires under my belt. My friend ff of 3 years said that he thinks I should have more experience before attemptin FF2. My AC says from medicals and accident calls he believes that I will do just fine. I'm wondering what you guys think. Please leave any and all feedback good or bad!
    Tell your friend to quite the jealousy, don't be hating, and TAKE THE CLASS!

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    So let me make sure I'm understanding... I should take the class right? lol j/k. I see it as a huge oportunity pass or fail, my AC said its not as hard as EMT class which i thought wasn't bad at all. Please wish me luck!
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    I dont know why you wouldnt take it?!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisTheMenace View Post
    We don't send Marines and Soldiers into combat without sending them to Boot Camp first, I can not understand why anyone would think that you should/need to go into a fire before you can learn something in Fire School!
    I like that analogy. Sums it up quite nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProbyEMT87 View Post
    My AC has offered me a FF2 class this summer. I have less than 6 months experience and 0 working fires under my belt. My friend ff of 3 years said that he thinks I should have more experience before attemptin FF2. My AC says from medicals and accident calls he believes that I will do just fine. I'm wondering what you guys think. Please leave any and all feedback good or bad!
    I agree with the others telling you to take the class. I'm just a little curious regarding the "AC's" opinion. Maybe IL's test is different than my state, but there was nothing "medical" or "accident call" about the FF2 testing here.

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    Plain and simple...NEVER pass up any training opportunity!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireMedic049 View Post
    I agree with the others telling you to take the class. I'm just a little curious regarding the "AC's" opinion. Maybe IL's test is different than my state, but there was nothing "medical" or "accident call" about the FF2 testing here.
    Not to disagree with you, but FFII in Goergia (NPQ) has a lot of accident/extrciation information in the material and on the test.
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    Is there any choice in this? Not only taking that course, you should find out what other courses are available and when you can sign up for them.

    If your state was progressive you would have already taken and be certified as a FF2.

    If you stay in this profession, you will be attending many courses and be gaining more certifications. There isn't any limit that you can have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    Not to disagree with you, but FFII in Goergia (NPQ) has a lot of accident/extrciation information in the material and on the test.
    It's cool. I'm only familiar with my state's FF2 test. I don't recall any "medical" or "accident" questions on the written test and none of the practical testing involved those areas. However, two of the prerequisites for testing are holding a medical certification and a vehicle rescue certification.

    So based on my experience, it seemed odd to think that he'd do ok on the test based on doing well in areas that weren't part of the test.

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    pretty much 20 out of 20 responses here say: "Take The Dang Class"

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireMedic049 View Post
    It's cool. I'm only familiar with my state's FF2 test. I don't recall any "medical" or "accident" questions on the written test and none of the practical testing involved those areas. However, two of the prerequisites for testing are holding a medical certification and a vehicle rescue certification.

    So based on my experience, it seemed odd to think that he'd do ok on the test based on doing well in areas that weren't part of the test.
    I just wrapped up FFII in WI about 3 months ago. On the written there were several questions on extrication, and one of the practical stations was vehicle extrication and stabilization. There wasn't any medical stuff though.

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    Oh, and to the OP, take the dang class! It will be a good learning experience, and, well, you'll have the cert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireMedic049 View Post
    I agree with the others telling you to take the class. I'm just a little curious regarding the "AC's" opinion. Maybe IL's test is different than my state, but there was nothing "medical" or "accident call" about the FF2 testing here.
    He took both classes at same time, it was a just a comparison of difficulty not content.
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    Most career fire departments in this area teach FFI and FFII in the entry-level academy as well. This includes the LSU Municipal Rookie School.

    It's certainly not to early in your career to take FFII.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProbyEMT87 View Post
    He took both classes at same time, it was a just a comparison of difficulty not content.
    OK, thanks.

    Good luck on the test.

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