Canadian vs. American fire college - Help/ Advice
Hey, there. I'm a 19 year old male from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and I'm looking to become a full-time firefighter. I recently graduated high school and I'm now looking to take a pre-service firefighting program, however, I'm having a bit of difficulty deciding the route in which should take to get there.
Obviously as the title of my post states, I'm trying to find out which is a better choice? American or Canadian fire colleges? I have been accepted to a couple here in Ontario but I have also been accepted to SAUTech in Arkansas for their recruit firefighter training course. The Canadian course runs 10 months straight through starting in January. The American course also starts in January, though I'm not sure how long it runs (I know it's significantly shorter though).
I pose the question for a number of reasons. Mainly, given that the cost of the American course is less expensive, I'm leaning more towards that, but I worry that there may be something I'm missing out on by not going to a Canadian school. What I mean by this is, I know for a fact that the American course runs a lot shorter than the Canadian one. I assume there must be something I'm missing out on.
If I could get some clarification, or any advice on routes to take, it would be greatly appreciated.