05-02-2011, 11:47 PM #1
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- May 2011
Starting a career as a firefighter.
I am almost 17 and am very interested in becoming a firefighter. I would like to know how to go about doing this. I have 2 places in mind of going but I'm not really sure the difference between them. The first one in OSU Oklahoma city and the other is called EOC in Choctaw,Ok it has a good fire program from the people I've talked to and most likely will get offered a job once you finnish the 2 year course. I can't decide on which one. Any help and some addvice will help. Thanks
05-02-2011, 11:56 PM #2"I was always taught..." Four words impacting fire service education in the most negative of ways. -Bill Carey
05-02-2011, 11:56 PM #3
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- Nov 2009
Not like say a engineer degree where business is waiting for a person to graduate
Fd you have to apply to each city and compete against many people for very few openings
I take it you live on OK
Suggest you go to near by paid departments and find out what OK requires to apply
Then get those classes
A two or four year degree does not do much for you
Last edited by fire49; 05-03-2011 at 08:44 AM.
05-03-2011, 03:53 AM #4
05-03-2011, 04:57 AM #5
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- Oct 2010
http://fpst.okstate.edu/ Its through OSU and I have been told they give certs as well as a bachelors. I will be going through it soon as well.I am a volunteer looking to become a career firefighter so I have done a lot of research in Oklahoma fire schools send me a message if you have any questions.
and just one more little add on in okc and tulsa you only need EMT-B but more likely to get hired with paramedic so that is something I would look into as well.
Last edited by larsen2430; 05-03-2011 at 05:08 AM.
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