Am I on the right track? California FF
I joined this forum a when I was in high school looking for more information on becoming a Firefighter, and now I am getting closer and closer to my goal. I just wanted to get some input and advice, and also see if I was moving in the right direction.
I am hoping to become a Firefighter here in California, from what I understand and here it is extremely competitive. So I am just trying to soak up as much info as I can to better myself.
About me now, I live in the bay area, I am finishing up all my general education at Solano Community College. I graduated high school with a 3.5 GPA, I have finished 3 semesters at Solano Community with a cumulative GPA of 3.5.
So what I am planning to do is, I plan on taking an EMT-B course this summer, and afterwards hoping to get a job with an Ambulance job here in the bay area. Then this coming fall I am taking some fire technology courses at Solano Community College, and plan on attending Solano's Fire Academy next spring. Once I finish the Academy I should have an Associates in Fire Technology.
From then on I plan on applying for some volunteer and full time firefighting jobs.
Does it sound like I am on the right track? What else can I do to better my chances of getting a full time firefighting job, or even just a volunteer position at a Fire Department?