just another kid looking for help.. Military Firefighter questions!
Hello, I just recently graduated High School and am looking at joining the Military on a 4 year Enlisted contract and then come out and test with my dream full time fire department. I am looking into the Air Force as Firefighter but hear they can't guarantee anything but "a job", not any specific jobs. That's kind of a deal breaker for me, I want to get something I'll enjoy and nothing interests me in the AF but Fire Protection.
I am also looking into the Army as a 68W Combat Medic, and maybe going to Ranger school to become a Ranger Medic. Army Firefighter is also an option but I hear they do absolutely nothing If anyone has an input/info on Army FF that would be greatly appreciated.
And lastly I am looking in the USMC as a 7051 Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Specialist. I heard you can pick a Career Field and they can guarantee you a job out of that field. I really want FF and nothing else. I talked to a buddy of mine and he said you can sign up as a Reserve, go to basic and your FF training and once thats done you can switch to Active/Enlisted and thats how you can get a "guarantee." Is this true? And if it is, is it easy and are you able to switch from Reserve to Active and keep your MOS for sure?
Thanks for all the help guys, I know us "kids" can get annoying on these forums, but you truly are helping us out by taking the time out of your day!
Thanks a ton, anything helps!