Need Advice about Navy Firefighting/Medic
I'm 17, and about to graduate. I want to be a Firefighter/medic, but I keep hearing that it's pretty difficult to get hired as either if you're under 21.
With that in mind, I started searching for "other" things to do untill I'm 21 or older. I started looking in to the Navy, and I found a page about Emergency, Fire, & Rescue. Apparently, that particular rating doesn't actually exist like it's advertised. I did some more looking around, and it seemed that the closest thing to that is a Damage Controlman. Is that the closest thing to being a firefighter in the Navy that exists? Also, is there a rating that's like a paramedic or emt? Because from what I've read, Damage Control isn't
If you're reading this and are/used to be a damage controlman, what'd you usually find yourself doing? Did the skills/training transfer over to civilian life, or did you have to take more classes and get more certifications to get hired? Any first-hand advice would be great!
Also, is there a way to "guarantee" that I can be a Damage Controlman? I have no idea how the enlistment process works, so if anyone can shed some light on that it'd be great.