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    Seriously, where can you go to do this course?

    Does anyone offer it?


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    OK, so apparently nobody knows anything about this whatsoever.

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    This is one of the courses that you'll have to do through the CDC program. If they are holding it against you for not having it then you might want to consider looking elsewhere. How F*ing hard is it to answer the phone and take down the pertinent information, another stupid course used to pat their resume's

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    What's a CDC program?

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    Who is "their" resumes, are you referring to?

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    Default "Their" resume's

    Having worked as a municipal, contractor, reservist and DoD civilian firefighter. I've worked with more than my fair share of prior active duty firefighters who are cert-ed out the wazoo and have very little to no real world experience. They brag about having all of these certifications and most will proudly tell you about all of their certs. The Air Force is notorious for being a certification factory!
    Having said that, I have worked with some outstanding prior service firefighters, most of them have not attempted to gain every certification they could while on active duty. I'm all for taking as much training as possible, but does a 2-3 yr veteran of the fire service need all Officer, Instructor and Inspector 2? NO, they should be focusing on being a good firefighter.
    I know very well that many installations still have firefighters who work in dispatch so a understanding of how the operations of a dispatch works, but isn't that covered in your FFI curriculum?
    I am a veteran and proud of time spent on active duty and reserve time. I'm also thankful for the those who continue to step up and serve!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennon7 View Post
    What's a CDC program?
    Career Development Course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Rotten View Post
    This is one of the courses that you'll have to do through the CDC program. If they are holding it against you for not having it then you might want to consider looking elsewhere. How F*ing hard is it to answer the phone and take down the pertinent information, another stupid course used to pat their resume's
    Telecommunicator I and II coming soon!! Open Fire Academy. go to link
    openfireacademy.com go to course register. Create an account. View courses.
    Telecommunicator is currently being developed, will be an online course Pro-Board certification offered

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    Who is "their" resumes, are you referring to?
    Fire courses online. Open Fire Academy. go to link
    openfireacademy.com go to course register. Create an account. View courses.
    Telecommunicator is currently being developed, will be an online course Pro-Board certification offered

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFfiredog View Post
    Career Development Course...
    online fire courses Open Fire Academy. go to link
    openfireacademy.com go to course register. Create an account. View courses.
    Telecommunicator is currently being developed, will be an online course Pro-Board certification offered

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennon7 View Post
    Seriously, where can you go to do this course?

    Does anyone offer it?
    Telecommunicator I and II coming soon!! Open Fire Academy. go to link
    openfireacademy.com go to course register. Create an account. View courses.
    Telecommunicator is currently being developed, will be an online course Pro-Board certification offered

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    [QUOTE=USAFfiredog;1258860]Career Development Course...[/QUOTE


    Online fire courses. Open Fire Academy. go to link
    openfireacademy.com go to course register. Create an account. View courses.
    Telecommunicator is currently being developed, will be an online course Pro-Board certification offered

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Rotten View Post
    Having worked as a municipal, contractor, reservist and DoD civilian firefighter. I've worked with more than my fair share of prior active duty firefighters who are cert-ed out the wazoo and have very little to no real world experience. They brag about having all of these certifications and most will proudly tell you about all of their certs. The Air Force is notorious for being a certification factory!
    Having said that, I have worked with some outstanding prior service firefighters, most of them have not attempted to gain every certification they could while on active duty. I'm all for taking as much training as possible, but does a 2-3 yr veteran of the fire service need all Officer, Instructor and Inspector 2? NO, they should be focusing on being a good firefighter.
    I know very well that many installations still have firefighters who work in dispatch so a understanding of how the operations of a dispatch works, but isn't that covered in your FFI curriculum?
    I am a veteran and proud of time spent on active duty and reserve time. I'm also thankful for the those who continue to step up and serve!
    Johnny, I agree with you philosophically however, usually the contract companies ask for this cert(s) because it is a requirement of the contract. Nothing more.

    To the OP, check out TEEX -- they usually have this course available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Rotten View Post
    This is one of the courses that you'll have to do through the CDC program. If they are holding it against you for not having it then you might want to consider looking elsewhere. How F*ing hard is it to answer the phone and take down the pertinent information, another stupid course used to pat their resume's
    hey do u got awebsite i can check into

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    Didn't you just arrive in Iraq? You got hired without this, didn't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennon7 View Post
    Didn't you just arrive in Iraq? You got hired without this, didn't you?

    yep but when u get here u gotta take the course

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    Would you have preferred to have taken the course before arriving? and paid for it out of your own pocket?

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