Advice for becoming a Fire Fighter!!
Hey guys, I'm Austin, a 17 year old senior who is highly interested in fire fighting. I've been looking into fire fighting for a while and it is, by far, the career choice im interested in the most. Fire fighting is the most appealing to me over any other career. I've been thinking about getting an associates degree in EMT, to get a paramedic certificate. I've heard that a paramedic certificate can really help you land a job. Also, it can serve as a backup plan and I can possibly have a job as a paramedic for experience and income, while trying to land a job in a fire department. I'm also thinking of getting an associates degree in fire science. Fire science, I would imagine, is a must have. All I know about fire fighting is based off websites and articles online. So because of this, I'm guessing there are alot of unsaid tips that are more indept and personal than a public article. Please, I would really appreciate feedback from the guys that do this job on a daily bases. Any feedback and advice, from what degrees I should look into, What is most sought after by fire fighter recruiters, and ways to stand out from the croud to personal experience of your own that can help me out will be highly appreciated. I want to soak up as much info. as possible, and if I can gain any legitament tips on how to prepare for fire fighting from the men who do the job, that would be awesome. I'm here to learn!! - Thanks, Austin
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