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    I start FF training on Monday. I really don't know what to expect. Is there anything I should know, or anything in particular that I should wear/bring? Maybe a notebook of some sort?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Remmy View Post
    I start FF training on Monday. I really don't know what to expect. Is there anything I should know, or anything in particular that I should wear/bring? Maybe a notebook of some sort?
    Always have a notebook, as well as a couple of pencils and pens.

    Also bring a good attitude.
    Train to fight the fires you fight.

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    Be there early

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    I figured as much about the notebook.

    I plan on being there probably half an hour early because:

    A: I have to find this place
    B: I'm way too excited
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Remmy View Post
    B: I'm way too excited
    Hang on to that passion - there may be times when you wonder why...

    But in the end, you'll still be looking at the best job in the world.
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    That's what I'm hoping.

    My volly station said that the minimum participation is 100 hours a year. I just about laughed.
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    Is this for a paid position ?????

    Sounds like you need to make a run to the place this weekend so you do not get lost and know where to go


    They did not give you a list of stuff to bring.???

    You might take a small cooler with lunch and snacks and a water bottle

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    Is this for a paid position ?????

    Sounds like you need to make a run to the place this weekend so you do not get lost and know where to go


    They did not give you a list of stuff to bring.???

    You might take a small cooler with lunch and snacks and a water bottle
    The lunch, snacks and drinks are a very good idea, especially since you seem not to have a specific schedule, or know the area and what kind of food is available close to the training center.

    What kind of facility are you attending? Paid or volunteer?
    Train to fight the fires you fight.

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    It's volunteer. Sorry I forgot to mention that, I just figured I would put it on the volunteer forum. I'm attending the Baltimore County Fire Academy summer session. It's a four-week 8am-4pm class that includes all of the training that I need to ride and volunteer.
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    Best thing is to go in with a blank slate for a brain. Then soak up and write down everything you can to learn it.
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    That's what I will do. I've already been advised when starting to keep a closed mouth and open ears.
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    Listen closely, although some of the information may seem boring or irrelevant it's all important & will save your back side some day. & if your state doesn't buy the Firefighting essentials book...go out & buy it yourself & study like a champ. Our state doesn't do buy the books & teaches what they find is relevant. Although there is a LOT of great info in that book that has saved me from a lot of headaches.
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    Yea I've been reading a lot of threads that suggest that book. I was about to order it when I found out that the class provides it the first day.
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    Show up to class, take your time, listen to your teachers and ask questions if you don't understand. A good teacher will be happy to answer them.

    It is also good to have someone on your department be a mentor for you. It worked great for me and I've done it for those under me.

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