1. #1
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    4

    Default New Here, FFI questions

    Good Evening guys,

    I am waiting to hear back about being accepted to a local Fire Dept/EMS Squad. I have been looking into getting as much training as possible and have found somethings I am interested in. I am looking for some advice in what you think would be beneficial for me to look into.

    Fire Firefighter I

    Fire Fighter II

    Intro to fire protection technology

    Fire prevention and inspection

    fire suppression technology

    Rescue Stratgey and Tactics

    Fire Officer I (for the future)

    Intro to Occupational Health and safety

    EMS First Responder

    EMT B

    Ambulance - Emergency vehicle operator course

    Those are the courses that are local that I have been looking into. Can anyone help me with what would be the best to take and reasons?

    Thanks,

    Doug

  2. #2
    Forum Member
    TL678's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    62

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 03CBR View Post
    Good Evening guys,

    I am waiting to hear back about being accepted to a local Fire Dept/EMS Squad. I have been looking into getting as much training as possible and have found somethings I am interested in. I am looking for some advice in what you think would be beneficial for me to look into.

    Fire Firefighter I

    Fire Fighter II

    Intro to fire protection technology

    Fire prevention and inspection

    fire suppression technology

    Rescue Stratgey and Tactics

    Fire Officer I (for the future)

    Intro to Occupational Health and safety

    EMS First Responder

    EMT B

    Ambulance - Emergency vehicle operator course

    Those are the courses that are local that I have been looking into. Can anyone help me with what would be the best to take and reasons?

    Thanks,

    Doug
    Have you checked the dept's requirements? I would start there and complete the courses that got me hired 1st.

  3. #3
    Forum Member
    TillamanTrk1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Metro-Atlanta
    Posts
    113

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TL678 View Post
    Have you checked the dept's requirements? I would start there and complete the courses that got me hired 1st.
    This is where i would start. If the dept. is anything like the ones around here in ATL.. then the biggest thing is your EMS cert. Go ahead and get your EMT-I. Then You will look much better to the dept. FF1 and 2 will help but i'm sure you will still have to attend the departments rookie school if you have no experience. good luck with whatever you do! keep us posted.
    "....train as if your life depends on it, because one day it could.."
    .....Leather Head N6A
    Tillerman..... The best job in the FD!!!

  4. #4
    Forum Member
    johnny46's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    2,094

    Default

    Learn to cook.
    Logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead.

  5. #5
    Forum Member
    GTRider245's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Augusta,GA
    Posts
    3,065

    Default

    If I were you...

    I would get my basic certs down first (FF1/2, Hazmat, EMT) and then make sure you know your apparatus, whats carried on them and how to use them.
    Career Firefighter
    Volunteer Captain

    -Professional in Either Role-

    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.

  6. #6
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    3,952

    Default

    What state are you in??

    Looks like for you firefighter I. II and emt

  7. #7
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Thanks for the quick responses. I am in New York. Looks like I will be doing FF I and II, EMT and CFR. And for the responses of learning the truck, that is a given and will happen at every point I have time.

    Since I am new and I will have a lot of stupid questions... is it normal for a new member to go to the station during off times (alone) to learn the trucks and tools?

  8. #8
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    639

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 03CBR View Post

    Since I am new and I will have a lot of stupid questions... is it normal for a new member to go to the station during off times (alone) to learn the trucks and tools?
    Not at all, in fact it actually is a very good thing. Not only does it help you, but it makes you look VERY good to your officers and other firefighters.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Scenario Questions
    By CaptBob in forum Hiring & Employment Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-01-2009, 04:27 AM
  2. Questions ? ? ?
    By GDPSLT6 in forum Federal FIRE ACT Grants & Funding
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 08-24-2005, 01:27 PM
  3. A few basic firefighting questions
    By VFFYG2003 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 11-19-2004, 09:32 PM
  4. Oral Board Questions
    By kghemtp in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-24-2004, 04:51 PM
  5. 5 questions + 1199a
    By wrfd9113 in forum Federal FIRE ACT Grants & Funding
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-11-2002, 10:59 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register