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    Hi everyone,

    I am trying to see if anyone has some suggestions on a good secondary job or side business that I could look into while I am working 24 on 48 off?


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    Another fire department.
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    what skills do you have?

    any degrees?

    are you a paramedic?

    emt??

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    As asked, what are your other skills? If you're a medic or even an EMT you might be able to find a gig on a private ambulance. Or as mentioned, a second fire department part-time, though as we all know, finding even one FD gig can be tough enough let alone landing a second one. Still an option to look into, no less.

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    On my days off I'm part time at a second fire department and help teach fire and emt classes at a local community college.
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    I repair stained glass windows.

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    I work per diem at the Massachusetts Fire Academy and a private ambulance service, and have my own auto detailing venture...
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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    Among other things...

    I own my own pressure washing company, work teaching hazmat and tech rescue classes for a private company, and put in some adjunct instructor time with the Georgia Fire Academy.

    My advice: whatever you decide to do, do it professionally. Don't take it as a part time venture that shouldn't be treated the same as a full time one. Whatever industry you go into already has enough half *****ing hacks. Don't be another one just because it isn't your primary job.
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    I'm a gigolo.
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    Asphalt. You've already proven yourself in High Temperature environments, so..........

    Seriously, if the area where you are has a lot of Asphalt Driveways, etc, there is always room for someone to do light repairs, clean and fill cracks, and apply Sealer...... It's been good to me.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del Vito View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I am trying to see if anyone has some suggestions on a good secondary job or side business that I could look into while I am working 24 on 48 off?
    What was your day job before FF? What skills do you have?

    My academy class had representatives of EVERY construction trade. We could have built a house from the varied backgrounds we had. We also had everything from a former seminary-student (one of our instructors) to a sex toy saleswoman (a cadet).

    A very diverse background in our dept...

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    If ever there was evidence that set-asides and quota hiring doesn't work...
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    A guy off the truck is a windshield repairman, so he pays me 10 bucks a pop to throw rocks at peoples windshields and leave his card on their vehicle.
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    Oh Lord help us!!

    I myself am a stunt kokk in amateur porn....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tajm611 View Post
    A guy off the truck is a windshield repairman, so he pays me 10 bucks a pop to throw rocks at peoples windshields and leave his card on their vehicle.
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    A little Construction and Demolition as well as a little pressure washing on the side. Alot of guys are doing landscaping and mowing too.
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    Thanks guy for all the feed back. I am about to start working toward my EMT-B at the end of this month, so hopefully if all goes well I can get on with an Ambulance. I use to work in the resturant/catering industry, and I know I can always fall back on that. Thanks again for your advice!

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    I have a home inspection business in Dallas Tx. It took approx 6 months and about $3k to get licensed (plus annual insurance and mce's). Average inspection is $250 for approximately 4 hours of work. Every state has different requirements.

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    Get your CrossFit Level 1 and open up a gym.

    Very low overhead, very high upside, very applicable to our job.

    And lots of hot chicks with butts that can crack walnuts.

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