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    Seeing if some could weigh in on part-time firefighter positions in the Chicagoland area. I likely will be re-locating there for a private industry job and am looking for part-time FD spots. I've tried a handful of departments, but they all are looking for you to be a medic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FireCowboy1 View Post
    Seeing if some could weigh in on part-time firefighter positions in the Chicagoland area. I likely will be re-locating there for a private industry job and am looking for part-time FD spots. I've tried a handful of departments, but they all are looking for you to be a medic.
    It really depends on where in the area you'll be, many part-time/POC departments have residency requirements. The medic requirement is only becoming more wide-spread and making it harder to get on everywhere.

    If you list the area it might be easier to list some possible departments.

    For the majority of departments in the Chicago area I've found; no medic & no FF2 = no job. In my area and EMS system, Medic and FF2 requires being employed by a department beforehand. A nice vicious cycle of bull****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t1tan19 View Post
    It really depends on where in the area you'll be, many part-time/POC departments have residency requirements. The medic requirement is only becoming more wide-spread and making it harder to get on everywhere.

    If you list the area it might be easier to list some possible departments.

    For the majority of departments in the Chicago area I've found; no medic & no FF2 = no job. In my area and EMS system, Medic and FF2 requires being employed by a department beforehand. A nice vicious cycle of bull****.
    It makes me sooo angry how that works. really contemplating leaving after medic school next year, but i just love chicago so much lol.

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    Unless you live in a town that only wants local folks to be paid on call, your probably out of luck. I had a similar problem doing the same thing.The hardest thing is trying to find a town to sponsor you for FFII. Thats not easy to find. Knowing some members of the fire dept to could help your cause as well.

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