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    Thumbs up ITT Afghanistan

    Hello everybody, just wondering if anybody has had a recent job offer from ITT in AFG ? Not looking for the "know it alls" to comment and talk smack. Just trying to see if anybody else is in the same process that I'm in with ITT. such as FF D/O and Crew Chief positions.


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    Yes, I have received an offer and am in the process of taking a physical. I was offered the fire protection specialist job. I have tried to gather some information about conditions in AFG and have been informed that they are not the best. I have worked contract before in Iraq and Kuwait and all I can say based on my contract experience is to remain flexible and understand that you are NOT at home and things will be quite different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillips69 View Post
    Yes, I have received an offer and am in the process of taking a physical. I was offered the fire protection specialist job. I have tried to gather some information about conditions in AFG and have been informed that they are not the best. I have worked contract before in Iraq and Kuwait and all I can say based on my contract experience is to remain flexible and understand that you are NOT at home and things will be quite different.

    I worked in Iraq for a few years also and at some of the worst bases, fully aware of the living conditions and the hurry up and wait deal. Just trying to see if anyone else is in the process and moving forward with ITT. ITT AFG has a really awesome offer package compaired to any of the contracts that Ive been presented to so far. So I'm looking forward to see how they deliver.

    Good luck in your process!

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    Hi I'm new to this forum and have justr recieved and accepted a job offer with ITT in Afghanistan. I am waiting to take my medical exam and just recieved a deployment checklist from my recruiter. This list of stuff he said to take with me seems to be a bit much and it sounds like alot of stuff that i will never use. Can anyone offer any advice on what I should pack to take with me when i deploy. Also I have a question about uniforms...recruiter says that I have to buy cargo pants and t-shirts as a uniform others have told me that they are issued which is right? Any information that anyone can help with will be greatly appreciated.
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    After a two month wait (thank you very much Occu Med) i'll see you all in South Carolina Jan 9th.

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    You really do not want to take too much stuff with you. Pack most of the extra things in a box and leave it so family can mail it to you once you have a base assigned. Its winter, so have a nice hoodsy with you, or jacket, it get very cold at night, and in the mornings when you get up. You should have 2 pairs cargo pants and a few t-shirts with you, just in case when they issue gear they are out of your size. It happens a lot. Pack lots of sox and underwear. and the toiletries you like to use, other then that, computer, phone. The rest you can order online or ship from home.

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    I will be there Jan 9th

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    Anymore info on this job? Still hiring? Minimum certs required? Recruiter info? Pay rate?

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    They are still hiring, you must have FF 2, Hazmat 1, Driver Operator Pumps, Airport Firefighter, ARFF D/O minimum.... Cant give out recruiter info but just apply and see what happens but I can honestly say if you dont have the above certs dont even waste your time cause you wont get selected. Pay is 120-180 for FF D/O

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    On my website, I've started posting the latest open positions for some of the overseas jobs in firefighting. I am currently in Afghanistan and would be more than happy to answer anyone's questions. I don't know everything, but I started out in Iraq back in 08 and know a little about the contract world.

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    I find it funny that I receive emails from ITT saying: "We have reviewed your qualifications, but we regret to inform you that you do not meet our qualifications at this time." Gee that's funny, I've never even applied to ITT, I work in the Federal System as a GS-7 as a Fire Inspector, and I get rejected for a job I never submitted for?

    What the H E double L is ITT doing if they are rejecting people who've never applied? My Prevention Chief also received an email AFTER they supposedly offered him a job, but then he received the same email I did after he asked them about compensation! They said something about "we don't discuss salary until after you've accepted the position" Well, he didn't accept anything so they sent him the same email stating that "We have reviewed your qualifications, but we regret to inform you that you do not meet our qualifications at this time."

    What a weird company! If thats the way they operate. . . . . . . . . . . .?

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    That is strange. I worked for ITT and was processed almost immediately with no problem. Having worked for them, I have met several people who all had an easy process. I have friends who are currently processing also and, so far, none have had that kind of experience. Did you talk to anyone at their main office? As far as salaries go, when I was hired, I was told everything up front before I was asked to accept the job offer.

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    I have been in contact with the webmaster for contractfirefightersdotcom and he has been very helpful with his information. I have applied to ITT a few times and I am waiting to hear from them now. I am currently in the Marshall Island. Now I am just waiting. But, the info on the website is very good.

    Hope this helps.
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    Dan, can you pm me sometime? I'm looking for info about Kwaj.

    Thanks.

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    I've been with ITT in Afghanistan for nearly 2 years now. Feel free to PM me with any questions.

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    there is no PM link for you. I tried this morning. I have applied for the dispatching position as soon as I saw it posted and still haven't heard anything from them. I have FF1-2, ARFF, DO/Pump,ARFF, Telecom1-2, Hazmat Tech, Officer1-2. All are either Proboard or DOD. So why I haven't heard anything from them is beyond me. I am on Kwajalein Atoll now. So I am just waiting...
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    dortiz, we just got word here this AM that ITT is cutting 50% of the FF's in-country. From what I have heard they already shutdown the pipeline and where you previously had to justify NOT to recontract a FF now you have to justify to keep them.

    Could be the reason you have yet to get a call back.

    One question: why on earth would you want to dispatch?

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    Wonder if that could be because the firefighters (ops guys) walk around like they invented fire (which is funny and sad when you take into account the cert vs. actual experience ratio), do nothing but sleep, play video games, and watch tv all day, then, they cry like babies when they have to actually do something. Just a thought. And yes, I have witnessed this with my own two eyes. Maybe ITT has figured out they can get the same service with fewer people.

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    I wouldn't count on the 50% cut.
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