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    Hey guys, not sure if I'm in the right section but...

    I'm looking to get my airport rescue firefighter (ARFF)..I live in Pennsylvania, and I've already exhausted looking at Bucks county, the state fire academy, the national fire academy, and I even googled. Yes, I searched here with results but I'm trying not to go outside of like a 5 hour trip, unless I have to of course..I was just wondering whats my next option.Airports? travel as far as I need in order to get it? I'm kinda going in circles..

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    Most ARFF classes you may have to travel!!

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    Do a search with arrf on this site there are some schools listed

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGriffC12 View Post
    Hey guys, not sure if I'm in the right section but...

    I'm looking to get my airport rescue firefighter (ARFF)..I live in Pennsylvania, and I've already exhausted looking at Bucks county, the state fire academy, the national fire academy, and I even googled. Yes, I searched here with results but I'm trying not to go outside of like a 5 hour trip, unless I have to of course..I was just wondering whats my next option.Airports? travel as far as I need in order to get it? I'm kinda going in circles..





    I would check FIRST with the PA State Fire School, to be sure that if I took a ARFF in Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, New York or anywhere else, that it would be certifiable in Pennsylvania! There is no sense taking the course if Pennsylvania will not recognized it.


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    captbob, I'm taking it to try and go overseas/ DoD career firefighter.

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    If you're looking to go overseas you're going to need to make sure you get the ProBoard or IFSAC certification. A lot of places teach the NFPA 1003 and FAR 139 Basic Airport FF class but not all offer the certification testing. Check out the South Carolina Fire Academy (classes fill up quick), and Salt Lake City (i'm in their 6/5/11 - 6/11/11 class)

    Here is a link from ARFF.info for training centers accross the USA.
    http://www.arff.info/forums/showthread.php?t=1537

    Any questions private message me on here...
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    If you are looking to get into DoD or do overseas contracting you can get ARFF through Texas A&M at www.TEEX.org or South Carolina State Fire Academy at http://www.scfa.state.sc.us/ . Alabama usually has one but they don't have one scheduled for 2011 that I have seen. I have heard good thinks about Salt Lake as well which LtMEDIC35 mentioned.

    SCFA gives you housing for 5 days along with breakfast and lunch while you are enrolled in the classes. They have classes at the end of everyone of their recruit academies so every 3-4 months depending on the rotation.

    I would go with TEEX since they accept IFSAC and Pro-Board and certify with Pro-Board. If you want IFSAC you have to get your certification from Texas State Fire Marshall's Association or your home state. The 40 hour course will be sufficient to get you your certification and a foot in the rapidly closing door.

    The overseas positions are slowing drying up so if you are looking to get into something that will make you big money quick you should have a solid resume.

    Good luck with your endeavors
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