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    Default Hi I'm New

    I just wanted to say whats up? I'm very new to the fire service and I just started my FF1 Class. Already my teachers have pegged me as someone who can really go somewhere. The thing is I really want to become a full-time paid firefighter. So I'm wondering does anyone have any advice for me? What type of workouts should I do for fitness? What else should I do to make a company want to pay me. Right now I'm in a non-paid department.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DC hoagsfire View Post
    I just wanted to say whats up? I'm very new to the fire service and I just started my FF1 Class. Already my teachers have pegged me as someone who can really go somewhere. The thing is I really want to become a full-time paid firefighter. So I'm wondering does anyone have any advice for me? What type of workouts should I do for fitness? What else should I do to make a company want to pay me. Right now I'm in a non-paid department.
    -Thanks Dave
    A lot of people have been pegged as "someone who can really go somewhere". The question you need to ask is where is somewhere? If it is far far away then that may no be the answer you were looking for...

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    Welcome, DC. You can find alot of info you are looking for in the proby part of the forums. Take some time to check it out.

    The other thing you should know is to completly ignore ScareCrow. Keep that in mind and you will be fine.
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    well to answer your question crow... I've spent almost all 19 years wanting to do something important with my life. And to tell you the truth I've only felt like I have a purpose when I'm helping other people. I know I have the physical traits, and ever since I was voted in I've worked my *** off and I've really thought about this. My father was a firefighter, and my grandfather served in WW2. My brother is an electrical engineer for a low level military defense company. I've talked to alot of people and I just can't see myself working in an office. I want this, and I'm willing to go anywhere and do anything to become apart of something bigger than myself. And there's nothing better than helping people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DC hoagsfire View Post
    well to answer your question crow... I've spent almost all 19 years wanting to do something important with my life. And to tell you the truth I've only felt like I have a purpose when I'm helping other people. I know I have the physical traits, and ever since I was voted in I've worked my *** off and I've really thought about this. My father was a firefighter, and my grandfather served in WW2. My brother is an electrical engineer for a low level military defense company. I've talked to alot of people and I just can't see myself working in an office. I want this, and I'm willing to go anywhere and do anything to become apart of something bigger than myself. And there's nothing better than helping people.
    Dude. He was serious. Ignore this guy and you will get along here just fine.
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    Well then we will expect great things from you Hoagsfire. All the best to you on your career choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DC hoagsfire View Post
    So I'm wondering does anyone have any advice for me? What type of workouts should I do for fitness?
    The Jane Fonda workout is pretty popular.

    Just be sure to wear the leg warmers at the proper height.
    I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

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    Here's some advice: "Learn to LOVE EMS." Attain your EMT-Basic and keep moving up to Medic.

    Alot of fire services run EMS, so it's getting increasingly difficult (not impossible) to find somewhere that is strictly fire.

    Otherwise, it seems you have a fine attitude and ambition (which can be good, but couple it with humility, otherwise you'll have problems). Keep up your studies and above all else:
    DON'T GIVE UP!!!

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