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    I've heard that the Greensboro Fire Department is one of the toughest around to get into. i heard they are one of only 10 ISO class 1 ratings in the US, and that they were also the first. I want to work for them, but i'm afraid i won't have what it takes. I'm currently trying to get into college for a 4 year FF/Paramedic program. i plan to start working out soon...running, lifting weights, etc. does anyone know anything about this department? and do you have any tips that can help me get hired when that time comes?

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    Their website has all the hiring information you will need:

    http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departm...re/employment/

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    I know this is a little late, but I wanted to offer some advice if you're still thinking about working for the GFD. Getting hired is tough, it takes alot of applicants a few times, but it is well worth it. The biggest thing you can do is get in shape, the FFAT is no joke, and will be your measuring stick on physical fitness during your 5-6 months of training. GFD is looking for go getters, so be confident, not arrogant in your interview. Be early, shine your shoes, wear a suit, no/very neat facial hair, firm handshake, and be honest. Let me know if I can help out anymore, and GOOD LUCK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MHVFD33 View Post
    I've heard that the Greensboro Fire Department is one of the toughest around to get into. i heard they are one of only 10 ISO class 1 ratings in the US, and that they were also the first. I want to work for them, but i'm afraid i won't have what it takes. I'm currently trying to get into college for a 4 year FF/Paramedic program. i plan to start working out soon...running, lifting weights, etc. does anyone know anything about this department? and do you have any tips that can help me get hired when that time comes?
    Well.... They are one of 61 ISO Class 1 fire departments.... 2 of them are vollies....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seagravesstick View Post
    Well.... They are one of 61 ISO Class 1 fire departments.... 2 of them are vollies....
    2 of what are vollies? I'm not tracking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seagravesstick View Post
    Well.... They are one of 61 ISO Class 1 fire departments.... 2 of them are vollies....
    Name those two!!
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

    Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Name those two!!
    Fallon Nevada... Class 1 Volunteer and Dubious Penn. Volunteer... Not bad for the non-paid guys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFDE20 View Post
    2 of what are vollies? I'm not tracking.
    Two of the 61 Class 1 fire departments in the USA are volunteer, the rest are part or fully paid.....

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    I for one would like to see the complete list of the class 1's and the documentation and reference on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonnee View Post
    I for one would like to see the complete list of the class 1's and the documentation and reference on this.
    Thanks to the Tragedy in Charleston a former Class 1 that is now a Class 3... ISO took the map of Class 1 departments off of their web site.... Way too much heat. You can check out this web site for the most accurate thing posted on ISO ratings for Class 1 http://1000firestations.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seagravesstick View Post
    Thanks to the Tragedy in Charleston a former Class 1 that is now a Class 3... ISO took the map of Class 1 departments off of their web site.... Way too much heat. You can check out this web site for the most accurate thing posted on ISO ratings for Class 1 http://1000firestations.com/
    These are not Class 1 ISO departments.
    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

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    Default Here is the list of ISO Class 1 departments...

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    These are not Class 1 ISO departments.
    Holley Mountain Airpark, AR
    Holley Mountain Airpark Fire Department (Date - researching) The only ISO Class 1 Fire Department in Arkansas.
    Holley Mountain Airpark Fire Department
    (Date - researching)

    The only ISO Class 1 Fire Department in Arkansas.
    Anaheim, CA
    Anaheim Fire Department 200 S. Anaheim Blvd Anaheim, CA 92805 (714) 765-4311 Nov 1, 1988
    Anaheim Fire Department
    200 S. Anaheim Blvd
    Anaheim, CA 92805
    (714) 765-4311

    Nov 1, 1988
    Arcadia, CA
    Arcadia Fire Department 630 S. Baldwin Avenue Arcadia, CA 91007 (626) 574-5100 7:30 am - 4:30 pm - M-F Aug 1, 1993
    Arcadia Fire Department
    630 S. Baldwin Avenue
    Arcadia, CA 91007
    (626) 574-5100
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm - M-F

    Aug 1, 1993
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Beverly Hills Fire Department 445 N. Rexford Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 281-2700 Nov 1, 1989
    Beverly Hills Fire Department
    445 N. Rexford Dr
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    (310) 281-2700

    Nov 1, 1989
    Culver City, CA
    Culver City Fire Department 9600 Culver Blvd Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 253-5900 Feb 1, 1995
    Culver City Fire Department
    9600 Culver Blvd
    Culver City, CA 90232
    (310) 253-5900

    Feb 1, 1995
    Eastside Fire District, CA
    Eastside Fire District 4010 E Main St Stockton, CA 95215
    Eastside Fire District
    4010 E Main St
    Stockton, CA 95215
    Glendale, CA
    Glendale Fire Department 421 Oak St Glendale, CA 91204 Nov 1, 1992
    Glendale Fire Department
    421 Oak St
    Glendale, CA 91204

    Nov 1, 1992
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Huntington Beach Fire Department 2000 Main St Huntington Beach, CA 92648 714-536-5411 Sep 2004
    Huntington Beach Fire Department
    2000 Main St
    Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    714-536-5411

    Sep 2004

    Santa Ana, CA
    Santa Ana Fire Department 1439 S. Broadway Street Santa Ana, CA 92707 (714) 647-5700 8:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F Jan 1, 1984
    Santa Ana Fire Department
    1439 S. Broadway Street
    Santa Ana, CA 92707
    (714) 647-5700
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F

    Jan 1, 1984

    Stockton, CA
    Stockton Fire Department 425 N. El Dorado St Stockton, CA 95202 (209) 937-8801 Jan 1, 1984
    Stockton Fire Department
    425 N. El Dorado St
    Stockton, CA 95202
    (209) 937-8801

    Jan 1, 1984
    Torrance, CA
    Torrance Fire Department 1701 Crenshaw Blvd Torrance, CA 90503 (310) 328-5310 May 1, 1996
    Torrance Fire Department
    1701 Crenshaw Blvd
    Torrance, CA 90503
    (310) 328-5310

    May 1, 1996
    Tuxedo Country Club Fire District, CA
    Tuxedo Country Club Fire District address unknown (Date - researching)
    Tuxedo Country Club Fire District
    address unknown

    (Date - researching)
    Vernon, CA
    Vernon Fire Department 4305 S Santa Fe Ave Vernon, CA 90058 (323) 583-4821 Nov 1, 1990
    Vernon Fire Department
    4305 S Santa Fe Ave
    Vernon, CA 90058
    (323) 583-4821

    Nov 1, 1990
    Hartford, CT
    Hartford Fire Department 275 Pearl St Hartford, CT 06103 (860) 757-4500 Jul 1, 1994
    Hartford Fire Department
    275 Pearl St
    Hartford, CT 06103
    (860) 757-4500

    Jul 1, 1994
    Milford, CT
    Milford Fire Department 72 New Haven Ave Milford, CT 06460 (203) 874-6321 8 am - 4 pm - M-F Feb 1, 2001
    Milford Fire Department
    72 New Haven Ave
    Milford, CT 06460
    (203) 874-6321
    8 am - 4 pm - M-F

    Feb 1, 2001
    Apopka, FL
    Apopka Fire Department 175 East 5th St Apopka, FL 32703 (Date - researching)
    Apopka Fire Department
    175 East 5th St
    Apopka, FL 32703

    (Date - researching)
    Coral Gables, FL
    Coral Gables Fire Department 2815 Salzedo St Coral Gables, FL 33134 Feb 1, 1992
    Coral Gables Fire Department
    2815 Salzedo St
    Coral Gables, FL 33134

    Feb 1, 1992
    Hialeah, FL
    Hialeah Fire Department 501 Palm Ave Hialeah, FL 33010 (305) 883-6900 8:30 am - 5:00 pm May 1, 1986
    Hialeah Fire Department
    501 Palm Ave
    Hialeah, FL 33010
    (305) 883-6900
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    May 1, 1986
    Hollywood, FL
    Hollywood Fire Department 2600 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, Florida 33020 (Date - researching)
    Hollywood Fire Department
    2600 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, Florida 33020

    (Date - researching)
    Miami, FL
    City of Miami Department of Fire-Rescue 1151 NW 7th St. Miami, Florida 33136 (305) 416-5400
    City of Miami
    Department of Fire-Rescue
    1151 NW 7th St.
    Miami, Florida 33136
    (305) 416-5400

    Miami Beach, FL
    Miami Beach Fire Department 1680 Meridian Ave Miami, FL 33139 (305) 673-7120 Oct 15, 2007
    Miami Beach Fire Department
    1680 Meridian Ave
    Miami, FL 33139
    (305) 673-7120

    Oct 15, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    Orlando Fire Department 400 S Orange Ave Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 246-2390 Mar 1, 2008
    Orlando Fire Department
    400 S Orange Ave
    Orlando, FL 32801
    (407) 246-2390

    Mar 1, 2008
    Pembroke Pines, FL
    Pembroke Pines Fire Department 9500 Pines Blvd Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 Feb 1, 1998
    Pembroke Pines Fire Department
    9500 Pines Blvd
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

    Feb 1, 1998
    Macon, GA
    Macon Fire Department 1191 First St Macon, GA 31201 (478) 751-9180 8:30 am - 5:30 pm - M-F May 1, 1986 The only ISO Class 1 Fire Department in Georgia.
    Macon Fire Department
    1191 First St
    Macon, GA 31201
    (478) 751-9180
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm - M-F

    May 1, 1986

    The only ISO Class 1 Fire Department in Georgia.
    Arlington Heights, IL
    Arlington Heights Fire Department 1150 N Arlington Heights Rd Arlington Heights, IL 60004 Sep 1, 1997
    Arlington Heights Fire Department
    1150 N Arlington Heights Rd
    Arlington Heights, IL 60004

    Sep 1, 1997
    Lisle-Woodridge, IL
    Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department 1005 School St Lisle, IL 60532 (630) 353-3000 Dec 1, 1993 Serving the cities of Lisle, and Woodridge.
    Lisle-Woodridge Fire Department
    1005 School St
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (630) 353-3000

    Dec 1, 1993

    Serving the cities of Lisle, and Woodridge.
    Oak Lawn, IL
    Oak Lawn Fire Department 6451 West 93rd Place Oak Lawn, IL 60453 (708) 499-7700 Mar 1, 1993
    Oak Lawn Fire Department
    6451 West 93rd Place
    Oak Lawn, IL 60453
    (708) 499-7700

    Mar 1, 1993
    Skokie, IL
    Skokie Fire Department 5127 Oakton St Skokie, IL 60077 Sep 1, 1995
    Skokie Fire Department
    5127 Oakton St
    Skokie, IL 60077

    Sep 1, 1995
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Baton Rouge Fire Department 8011 Merle Gustafson Dr Baton Rouge, LA 70807 (225) 354-1400 8:00 am - 4:30 pm M-F May 1, 1979
    Baton Rouge Fire Department
    8011 Merle Gustafson Dr
    Baton Rouge, LA 70807
    (225) 354-1400
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm M-F

    May 1, 1979
    Bossier City, LA
    Bossier City Fire Department 620 Benton Rd Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 741-8710 Nov 1, 2000
    Bossier City Fire Department
    620 Benton Rd
    Bossier City, LA 71111
    (318) 741-8710

    Nov 1, 2000
    East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
    East Baton Rouge Parish Fire Department 6 Gus Young Ave & Noah St Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    East Baton Rouge Parish Fire Department 6
    Gus Young Ave & Noah St
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802

    Jefferson Parish, LA
    East Bank Consolidated Fire 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd Jefferson, LA 70123 (504) 736-6200 Sep 5, 1995 Jefferson Parish.
    East Bank Consolidated Fire
    1221 Elmwood Park Blvd
    Jefferson, LA 70123
    (504) 736-6200

    Sep 5, 1995

    Jefferson Parish.
    Monroe, LA
    Monroe Fire Deparment 1810 Martin Luther King Dr Monroe, LA (318) 329-2437 7:30 am - 4:30 pm - M-F (Date - researching)
    Monroe Fire Deparment
    1810 Martin Luther King Dr
    Monroe, LA
    (318) 329-2437
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm - M-F

    (Date - researching)
    Shreveport, LA
    Shreveport Fire Department 801 Crockett St Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 673-6650 Jul 6, 1998
    Shreveport Fire Department
    801 Crockett St
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 673-6650

    Jul 6, 1998
    Forest Hills, KY
    Forest Hills Fire Department address unknown Forest Hills, KY (Date - researching) The only ISO Class 1 Fire Department in Kentucky.
    Forest Hills Fire Department
    address unknown
    Forest Hills, KY

    (Date - researching)

    The only ISO Class 1 Fire Department in Kentucky.
    Cambridge, MA
    Cambridge Fire Department 491 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 349-4921 Jul 1, 1999 The only ISO Class 1 Fire Department in Massachusetts.
    Cambridge Fire Department
    491 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    (617) 349-4921

    Jul 1, 1999

    The only ISO Class 1 Fire Department in Massachusetts.
    Greensboro, NC
    Greensboro Fire Department 1510 North Church Street Greensboro, NC 27405 Feb 1, 1992 The first ISO Class 1 Fire Department in North Carolina.
    Greensboro Fire Department
    1510 North Church Street
    Greensboro, NC 27405

    Feb 1, 1992

    The first ISO Class 1 Fire Department in North Carolina.
    Hoboken, NJ
    Clark County, NV
    Clark County Fire Department 575 E Flamingo Rd Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 455-7311 Feb 1, 1994
    Clark County Fire Department
    575 E Flamingo Rd
    Las Vegas, NV 89119
    (702) 455-7311

    Feb 1, 1994
    Las Vegas, NV
    Las Vegas Fire Department 500 N. Casino Center Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89101 (702) 383-2888 May 1, 1990
    Las Vegas Fire Department
    500 N. Casino Center Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV 89101
    (702) 383-2888

    May 1, 1990
    Fallon, NV
    Fallon Fire Department 20 N. Carson St Fallon, NV 89406 (775) 423-6521 Aug 1, 1997 The first ISO Class 1 Volunteer Fire Department.
    Fallon Fire Department
    20 N. Carson St
    Fallon, NV 89406
    (775) 423-6521

    Aug 1, 1997

    The first ISO Class 1 Volunteer Fire Department.
    Syracuse, NY
    Syracuse Fire Department 511 S. State St Syracuse, NY 13202 (315) 473-5525 Jan 1, 1998 The only ISO Class 1 Fire Department in New York.
    Syracuse Fire Department
    511 S. State St
    Syracuse, NY 13202
    (315) 473-5525

    Jan 1, 1998

    The only ISO Class 1 Fire Department in New York.
    White Plains, NY
    White Plains Fire Department 77 S Lexington Ave White Plains, NY 10601
    White Plains Fire Department
    77 S Lexington Ave
    White Plains, NY 10601

    Guilford College, NC
    Guilford College Fire Department Greensboro, NC (Date - researching)
    Guilford College Fire Department
    Greensboro, NC

    (Date - researching)
    Wilson's Mills, NC
    14 Fire Department Wilson's Mills, NC (Date - researching)
    14 Fire Department
    Wilson's Mills, NC

    (Date - researching)
    Midwest City, OK
    Midwest City Fire Department 8201 E Reno Ave Midwest City, OK (405) 739-1354 The only ISO Class 1 Fire Department in Oklahoma.
    Midwest City Fire Department
    8201 E Reno Ave
    Midwest City, OK
    (405) 739-1354

    The only ISO Class 1 Fire Department in Oklahoma.
    DuBois, PA
    DuBois Fire Department DuBois, PA Oct 1, 1998 The only ISO Class 1 Fire Department in Pennsylvania, and the second ISO Class 1 Volunteer Fire Department in the country.
    DuBois Fire Department
    DuBois, PA

    Oct 1, 1998

    The only ISO Class 1 Fire Department in Pennsylvania, and the second ISO Class 1 Volunteer Fire Department in the country.
    Arcadia Lakes, SC
    Arcadia Lakes Fire Department address unknown (Date - researching)
    Arcadia Lakes Fire Department
    address unknown

    (Date - researching)
    Greenville County, SC
    Boiling Springs Fire District address unknown (Date - researching) The third ISO Class 1 Fire Department in South Carolina
    Boiling Springs Fire District
    address unknown

    (Date - researching)

    The third ISO Class 1 Fire Department in South Carolina
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Myrtle Beach Fire Department 921-B Oak St Myrtle Beach, SC (843) 918-1192 (Date - researching) The second ISO Class 1 Fire Department in South Carolina.
    Myrtle Beach Fire Department
    921-B Oak St
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    (843) 918-1192

    (Date - researching)

    The second ISO Class 1 Fire Department in South Carolina.
    Cedar Park, TX
    Cedar Park Fire Department 715 Discovery Blvd Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Cedar Park Fire Department
    715 Discovery Blvd
    Cedar Park, TX 78613
    Coppell, TX
    Coppell Fire Department 500 Southwestern Blvd Coppell, Texas 75019 (972) 304-3512 Jul 1, 2008
    Coppell Fire Department
    500 Southwestern Blvd
    Coppell, Texas 75019
    (972) 304-3512

    Jul 1, 2008
    El Paso, TX
    El Paso Fire Department 8600 Montana Ave El Paso Texas, 79925 (915) 771-1000 May 3, 2004
    El Paso Fire Department
    8600 Montana Ave
    El Paso Texas, 79925
    (915) 771-1000

    May 3, 2004
    Euless, TX
    Euless Fire Department 201 N Ector Euless, TX 76039
    Euless Fire Department
    201 N Ector
    Euless, TX 76039
    Frisco, TX
    Frisco Fire Department 8601 Gary Burns Drive Frisco, Texas 75034 Mar 1, 2001
    Frisco Fire Department
    8601 Gary Burns Drive
    Frisco, Texas 75034

    Mar 1, 2001

    Houston, TX
    Houston Fire Department 1205 Dart St Houston, TX 77007 (713) 247-5000 Apr 1, 2003 The largest ISO Class 1 City in the US, and the one with the highest score.
    Houston Fire Department
    1205 Dart St
    Houston, TX 77007
    (713) 247-5000

    Apr 1, 2003

    The largest ISO Class 1 City in the US, and the one with the highest score.


    Mesquite, TX
    Mesquite Fire Department 1515 N. Galloway Mesquite, Texas 75149 (972) 216-6267 Dec 4, 2006 The eighth ISO Class 1 Fire Department in Texas.
    Mesquite Fire Department
    1515 N. Galloway
    Mesquite, Texas 75149
    (972) 216-6267

    Dec 4, 2006

    The eighth ISO Class 1 Fire Department in Texas.
    Plano, TX
    Plano Fire Department 1901 Avenue K Plano, TX Oct 1, 1998 The first ISO Class 1 Fire Department in Texas.
    Plano Fire Department
    1901 Avenue K
    Plano, TX

    Oct 1, 1998

    The first ISO Class 1 Fire Department in Texas.
    Stafford, TX
    Stafford Fire Department 2710 S. Main Stafford, TX 77477 (281) 261-3977 The fourth ISO Class 1 Volunteer Fire Department in the US.
    Stafford Fire Department
    2710 S. Main
    Stafford, TX 77477
    (281) 261-3977

    The fourth ISO Class 1 Volunteer Fire Department in the US.

    Tomball, TX
    Tomball Fire Department 1200 Rudel Dr Tomball, TX (281) 351-7101 Jul 1, 2003 The third ISO Class 1 Volunteer Fire Department in the US.
    Tomball Fire Department
    1200 Rudel Dr
    Tomball, TX
    (281) 351-7101

    Jul 1, 2003

    The third ISO Class 1 Volunteer Fire Department in the US.
    Wylie, TX
    Wylie Fire Department 2000 HWY 78 N Wylie, TX (972

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