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    Default mdresku1,

    mdresku1,

    How in the world were you able to get reciprocity in FL? You were able to transfer FF1 and FF2 and medic? How? I've read/heard it's darn near impossible.

    I'm trying to get my certs in NC and transfer them to FL, and I've heard I'm waisting my time.

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    First you need to contact the the Florida State Fire College and get a challenge package. Then fill out all the paperwork. You need paperwork from you state fire academy and the instructional hours for each subject must match Florida's. You can challenge FF1 or FF2. If you challenge FF2 and only pass the written and fail the practical you will receive FF1 and must take FF2 here. You only get two tries to pass the practical. FSFC has a 3 day refresher just before testing dates and it will help. If you don't know the Florida way and just show up you probably will not pass.
    Paramedic is different depending on whether yo have National Registry or not. Believe it or not it is easier without it. That is done through Tallahassee.

    I don't know the NC standard hrs for firefighter but Florida is pretty extensive. If the hours for each subject don't match it will be a no go.

    Hope that helps
    Mike

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    hey man, i've tried to message you privately but am unable to do so. it doesn't give me the option when i click on your name for some reason. i didn't want to bother others with my sob story (this thread) so i was gonna just message you.

    Please see below... I copy and pasted the subject matter and number of hrs. The thing is, the dept head of the comm college here in NC gave me the figures (below), but then the brochure I received from the same community college has a larger number of hrs. I'm so lost...
    Last edited by Want2BAFF.; 12-10-2011 at 07:47 PM.

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    October 19th, 2009 FD Orientation & Safety 8hrs
    October 20th, 2009 FD Orientation & Safety 8hrs
    October 21st, 2009 FD Orientation & Safety 8hrs
    October 22nd, 2009 PPE 8hrs
    October 23rd, 2009 PPE 8hrs

    October 26th, 2009 Forcible Entry 8hrs
    October 27th, 2009 Forcible Entry 4hrs
    October 27th, 2009 Fire Behavior 4hrs
    October 28th, 2009 Fire Behavior 8hrs
    October 29th, 2009 Ladders 8hrs
    October 30th, 2009 Ladders 8hrs

    November 2nd, 2009 Ventilation 8hrs
    November 3rd, 2009 Ventilation 8hrs
    November 4th, 2009 Ventilation 8hrs
    November 5th, 2009 Hose Streams, Appliances 8hrs
    November 6th, 2009 Hose Streams, Appliances 8hrs
    November 7th, 2009 Hose Streams, Appliances 8hrs

    November 9th, 2009 Water Supplies 8hrs
    November 10th, 2009 Water Supplies 8hrs
    November 11th, 2009 Water Supplies 2hrs
    November 11th, 2009 Fire Extinguishers 6hrs
    November 12th, 2009 Overhaul 7hrs
    November 13th, 2009 Salvage 7hrs

    November 16th, 2009 Fire Alarms 8hrs
    November 17th, 2009 Fire Alarms 8hrs
    November 18th, 2009 Sprinklers 8hrs
    November 19th, 2009 Sprinklers 8hrs
    November 20th, 2009 Building Const 8hrs
    November 21st, 2009 Building Const 8hrs

    November 23rd, 2009 Foam Fire Streams 7hrs
    November 24th, 2009 Ropes 8hrs
    November 25th, 2009 Ropes 4hrs

    November 30th, 2009 Rescue 8hrs
    December 1st, 2009 Rescue 8hrs
    December 2nd, 2009 Rescue 8hrs
    December 3rd, 2009 Fire Prevention 8hrs
    December 4th, 2009 Fire Prevention 8hrs
    December 5th, 2009 Fire Prevention 8hrs



    December 7th, 2009 EMC 8hrs
    December 8th, 2009 EMC 8hrs
    December 9th, 2009 HazMat 8hrs
    December 10th, 2009 HazMat 8hrs
    December 11th, 2009 Hazmat 8hrs
    December 12th, 2009 HazMat 8hrs

    December 14th, 2009 HazMat 4hrs
    December 14th, 2009 Fire Control 4hrs
    December 15th, 2009 Fire Control 8hrs
    December 16th, 2009 Fire Control 8hrs
    December 17th, 2009 Fire Control 8hrs
    December 18th, 2009 Fire Control 8hrs



    I just copy and pasted from the community college's website. It's weird though, this adds up to like 370 hrs (from list above), but then the email I received from my instructor (same school) says it totals 561 hrs. The 561 hrs consists of FF1 and FF2 program which, according to the brochure, is "between 336-402 hours." Then we have Tec Res at 31hours, wildland, chainsaw safety is another 40 hrs, mayday/RIT is 48 hrs, and then EVD is 16 hours.

    So I'm confused... big difference between 370 hrs and 561 hrs. I guess the original 370 hrs doesnt include the chainsaw safety, rit, and evd. (???)
    So freaking confusing.
    Last edited by Want2BAFF.; 12-10-2011 at 07:49 PM.

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