Wanting to be a firefighter, how to get there from here.
Hey all! My name's Dave. Sorry if this is in the wrong section, if it is, feel free to move it. Long story short, I'm going to be a junior at my local university, and I have decided, after a lot of thought, (and ridealongs) that the fire service is definitely the path I want to take as far as a career goes. I have two years before I will seriously be looking at applying with my local salaried department. Right now, what I'm looking for is what I can do to make me hireable. Currently, I have my class B CDL, and about 6 months of experience driving 40 ft. buses. I also have my Red Cross CPR and Lifesaving qualifications, can speak fluent Spanish, and have spent the past three years working with disabled kids. I am in extremely good shape from a cardio standpoint, due to the fact that I have been taking Tae Kwon Do since I was 12. I have not done a whole lot of weight training, however. What should I be setting as priorities in the next two years so that I can get on my department? I have a volunteer department in my area which has openings in August. Would that be a good route to take, or unnecessary? Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a lot!