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    Default Trouble getting a job overseas

    I have been a active firefighter since 2004. I am on the department dive rescue team and honor guard. I am wondering why cant i get a job overseas? they wont even email me back. any help?

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    arff, emt or emt-P???????????????

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    Almost every job I've seen requires Haz Mat Tech, EMT , ARFF or all 3..

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    no i live in florida so i have to go to texas to take arff. as for emt no i just havent taken it yet...

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    Do an arrf search , there are a few other states that have the class

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    Go to SC Fire Academy, when I took ARFF there was a couple of orange county boys there, I think for out of state it is somewhere like 1k.

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    also I think the things like Hazmat has to be either proboard or IFSAC or DoD I don't think they would hire you without those seals on your certs, somebody correct me if I'm wrong on that
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    Default certs

    IFSAC, PROBOARD, or DoD. Not having ARFF may be the biggest reason since it seems that's becoming a requirement. Even though they're typically not a requirement for operations at the FF level, Fire Inspector and Instructor are plusses as well.

    Good luck.

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    No you are correct sir. All of these need to be either IFSAC or ProBoard as they are the only ones that have DoD reciprocity. While ARFF will help this kid he needs to make sure all his other certs are in order. As for the EMT, most contracts only require FR, however get the EMT if you can. My guess is that the HazMat certs are his problem.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jmason66 View Post
    also I think the things like Hazmat has to be either proboard or IFSAC or DoD I don't think they would hire you without those seals on your certs, somebody correct me if I'm wrong on that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heckard5685 View Post
    no i live in florida so i have to go to texas to take arff. as for emt no i just havent taken it yet...
    Alabama Fire College offers both ARFF and ARFF DO classes and they are very affordable.

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    thanks guys the proboard is no problem since i live in florida its a pro board state i just send a copy of my cert to them and they send me proboard i guess i will start with that then.

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    If you want your Hazmat Tech, Stay away from LSU-FETI. They are the biggest ripoff out there. Their class is 120hrs total and costs 1600. This was not mentioned on their website or when you call.
    Quote Originally Posted by BigGriffC12 View Post
    Almost every job I've seen requires Haz Mat Tech, EMT , ARFF or all 3..

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    well i didnt think about it but florida is a pro board state and i took hazmat ops in firefighter 2 so it is under my pro board cert already...

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    So, let's go get ARFF....punky brewster. Where?

    I am ProBoard FFII and EMT-B, 44 y/o began fire service at 38. I've seen some specifics of limitations at 37, but not sure how that works.

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    How long is ARFF, is that an on-site dorm type of deal? let's go. Marshall Islands look good, but possibly not awesome paying. still have room/board, experience. Looks beautiful, like the travel chance of a lifetime. Not sure how healthy it is, if high radiation area.

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    Default also trouble with overseas position

    and I'm thinking this could be why.

    Per GS081 series, maximum age for entry into the Fire Protection Specialist field is 37 years.

    really appreciate advisement on this. thank you

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