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    I live in the north east and have been trying to get a job without luck for a few years. I recently took a vacation to Amarillo Texas and was wondering if anyone could give me some solid insight about their departments and hoe difficult the hiring process is down there. Yes, I used the search button but I am looking for fresh information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MANOFSTEEL View Post
    I live in the north east and have been trying to get a job without luck for a few years. I recently took a vacation to Amarillo Texas and was wondering if anyone could give me some solid insight about their departments and hoe difficult the hiring process is down there. Yes, I used the search button but I am looking for fresh information.

    Thanks in advance
    City of Killeen Texas has a great Fire Dept my Uncle is Captain there at one there Firehouses he said its a nice place to be a firefighter. He is Battalion 1 Captain, B Shift so this may help you on other places you could be so hope this helps....

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    most cities in texas you need to be certified in the state of texas, along with some tyoe of medical cert.

    alot of cities want emt, and some require paramedic

    check this site weekly for what different cities require::

    http://www.tcfp.state.tx.us/employment.asp

    there are a very few that will put you through everything dallas, fort worth, houston, san antonio.just have to check with each city to see

    you do not say if you have any training or emt level

    if you do check with tcfp on reciprocity or how ever you spell it:::

    http://www.tcfp.state.tx.us/standards/transferring.asp




    http://www.tcfp.state.tx.us/directory/contacts.asp


    Certification
    Tim Rutland, Program Supervisor (512) 936-3825
    Sylvia Miller, Certification Officer (512) 936-3826
    Bobby Clakley, Certification Officer (512) 936-3828
    Mickey Pophin, Certification Officer (512) 936-3827
    Laurie Taylor, Administrative Assistant IV (512) 936-3858

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    I don't have any training or certification's, just a burning desire to fight fires and save lives. I like the fact that you need to get certified as an emt or paramedic before you can get a job. I'm going to check out the links and then see what I need to do to be able to work in the panhandle. Now, because some cities require certification's does that mean the academy is less than 6 months?

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    one semi short cut for texas::::



    http://www.trainingdivision.com/Courses.asp

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but it seems like Texas is different than up here. Up here you don not need any degree or training and if you did it really wouldnt help you in the hiring process. What we do up here is a 6 month academy. It looks like in Texas you get your certs through an online class, or in person then look for a job from the website you provided? This has to be right because I cant find any type of application process on the Amarillo web site.

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    you can get certified on line, thorugh various acadamies, jr. college academies, and some few cities hire you and put you through thier academy


    some cities do require college hours, I think the college hours and certification up front weeds out people, and cuts down on the compitition




    http://www.connectamarillo.com/news/...aspx?id=487490



    http://fire.amarillo.gov/pdf/Employm...ifications.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    one semi short cut for texas::::



    http://www.trainingdivision.com/Courses.asp
    This is a great webiste, thanks!

    I took the written exam for a county in Maryland today and passed. I'm looking forward to my next step but also wanted to have a plan B just in case something happens. My plan B is moving to Texas and hopefully work there. I have no background in the fire/rescue industry and basically I'm just looking for something that will give me a good head start for when I make it to an academy. I guess what I'm saying is that although I'm already involved in a hiring process I want to get ahead on my studying. My fear is getting to the academy and struggling with the basics and failing out. I'm trying to pick a school that will be able to help me at both places. I'm thinking that training is training and it will help me no matter what. The part that is confusing is that some certs are only good in some states and not others. I need to find a place where I can get online certs and be able to use them both in Texas and Maryland, if that is even possible. Or should I continue with the hiring process and get the certs for Texas? I know I'm rambling and all and I'm sorry, I'm just super excited that I passed my written today.

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