Question Regarding Future Employment
I'm now a certified firefighter (NJ DFS FF-1) in New Jersey. I also have my Trench Rescue Operations Certification, HAZMAT Operations, First Responer, among many others. I'm scheduled to go for my EMT-B this summer. I plan on going into the National Guard after High School and one of my aspirations, if I can get it, is to get hired as a career firefighter. Does anyone think this status will move me ahead on hiring lists? I mean right now I'm only 16 and I'm aware I'll have to go through physical and knowledge tests again to be hired whether it be through a municipality or through the state, but I'm just a bit confused. If anyone can offer some guidance or wisdom, it would be much appreciated.