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    Default Navy Vet (Corpsman/shipboard Firefighting) Looking to get Hired...need some advice!

    Hello Everyone,

    New to the Firehouse forum. Resume: I am sure like a lot of people, I started out as an explorer when I was 13 in a smaller town FD in AZ, also a reserve FF. Loved riding along and getting a feel for the daily life as a FF...(morning routine, equipment checks, etc) and just loved it. I graduated HS in 2003 and immediately got my EMT-B and worked on an ambulance for a year. My goal: to be a fireman. I also wanted to serve in the military.

    So I joined in 2005 and was stationed on a ship for my first 2 years. Learned a lot more about firefighting, training classes, etc. I also wanted to be a medic. So I became a Hospital Corpsman. Worked in the ER at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, was the section leader and trained many awesome corpsman. And from there, worked at Camp Pendleton with 1st MARDIV. In 2010 I received my honorable discharge to go back to school and pursue my goal.

    So here I am. I am in a Paramedic program in Minneapolis and testing for Minneapolis Fire at the end of the month. Currently have my EMT-B. Completely clean backround across the board. I wanted to gain some life experience and grow while I was serving in the greatest military in the world. I am 28 years old, hopeful that is not too old!? Am I off to a good start?

    Humbly hope to get some good responses from anyone with experience!

    Be safe.

    Sam
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    Find out what the cities and state require just to apply and get them

    Test test test everywhere

    Check this ;;;


    http://www.eatstress.com/resume.htm

    Are you married??

    Are you willing to move out of state??

    Do a search using Michigan to see other posts


    Good luck, long process

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    Great information. I am going to set up my updated resume like this. I am not married now, but that is gonna change soon. She is a kindergarten teacher. We are willing to go just about anywhere.
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    Congrats


    I have no dog in this, but have read good results with material provided

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    http://www.eatstress.com/default.asp


    Best answer is to test anywhere a test is given

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    What small town in AZ?

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    Prescott and Chino Valley

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    It sounds to me that you are on a good track. I would not worry about your age I was hired at 27 and there are people that I know that have been hired in their 30s.
    FF II, EMT-P, Hazmat Tech

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    Thank you for the reply. I appreciate it.

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    I was also a corpsman on camp pen. You are off to a good start. 28 is not to old at all, most guys don't get hired until they are at least that age. I would recommend chief Lepore's books, they really helped me. Also, talk to guys at your local stations they'll be more than happy to help.

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    Thanks for the reply DP. I am going to test everywhere. I have been looking at his stuff. Excellent information.

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    SB I am a vet in the Twin Cities. Shoot me a PM.

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