Hello From Cologne Germany.
I´m a firefighter from the Cologne Fire Department Station 6.
Last Year i work with the guys from the Indianapolis Fire Department.
A few month later one guy from the Indianapolis Fire Department meet Cologne for a few weeks.
I´m looking for a firefighter who will change the job with me for 4 to 6 weeks.
I´m firefighter since 1988 and now 45 years old.
Thank you for your help
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Thread: Hello from Cologne
01-21-2011, 08:26 AM #1
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Hello from Cologne
01-21-2011, 09:08 AM #2
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- Now in Victoria, BC. I'm from beautiful Jasper Alberta in the heart of the Can. Rockies - will always be an Albertan at heart!
Welcome to the forums, Uwe.
If you haven't already done so, I would use the Search Feature on the forums to look at previous threads for information while you're waiting for some replies.
Use the search term firefighter Exchange and you should find quite a few threads (some with info on what is required, some with people looking for someone to exchange with - Canada, USA, England, Ireland, NZ and Australia seem to be the most prevalent countries but there could be some from Germany and the Netherlands and maybe another European country or two.
Hope that helps, it appears to be somewhat difficult to set up firefighter exchanges between the United States and other countries (VISA, RESIDENT, CITIZEN requirements & that type of thing). I just realised you said 4-6 weeks only ..... I'm not sure if it would be easier or harder to find a short-term (4-6 weeks) exchange rather than long-term (6 months to a year or longer). I based most of my above info on longer term exchanges.
Maybe start with asking your friends in Indiana if their fire department or other departments in their state do exchanges. Each state will likely have different rules and regulations about exchanges, certainly each fire department will.
Another idea would be to research specific departments you might be interested in - you would think most city departments have a website and you might find info on Exchange Programs there.
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