Advice/Question for my future
So I am currently working on my Fire Science AA, and in the mean time I have a Federal Wildland firefighter job lined up just for the summer. I will complete the EMT-B course and a fire academy once my degree is finished because I might as well get the education out of the way first.
I plan to apply for a seasonal spot with CalFire once my degree and EMT nationally registered are finished. I will also have had several seasons of Fed fire experience to put on the CalFire app.
(I will be enrolling in an accredited Fire academy at some point)
I have not decided if I want to take the paramedic program after all of this, it is a large commitment, but I know it is a sought after credential by most large city departments hiring.
Is a CalFire seasonal spot in the right direction for potentially getting into a full time permanent spot firefighting spot? I would not mind working as a full timer within CalFire one day...
What do other City/Municipal Fire departments think of seasonal CalFire Fire experience?
Any captains/chiefs/divisions chiefs or firefighters with thought on this would be greatly appreciated.
Anyone work as a seasonal with CalFire before they got perm status with a department?
My goal ultimate goal is have a full time firefighter career with a medium to large sized city department OR a full time position within CalFire.