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    Hi can anyone tell me which U.S fire departments perform international exchanges?
    They would have to be a permenant, 24/7 fire department.
    I'd be particularly interested in the north-eastern states.
    I work in Brisbane, Australia. (Queensland Fire and Rescue Service)
    Any help will be appreciated.
    Cheers.

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    I dont think you will have much luck with this. I have a friend who is a career FF, City of Melbourne who searched long and hard for a USA FD in the northeast to do this very thing with, and he found that no one would do it, and the main reason was liability.

    He did however secure a one-year exchange in a large city in Western Canada, I just cannot remember which one right now.
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    That's a shame, I thought that may have been the case...........
    Thanks anyway, I am aware of Canadian departments that perform the exchanges.
    I just thought I try and branch out a little.
    Thanks.

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    We have had many successful exchanges with Canadian Departments but have been unsuccessful doing the same with US Departments. As previously stated the liability issue has been the main stumbling block but now the GFC has had some impact setting them up as well.

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