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    How’s everyone doing .. I am currently an EMT Basic . Going to start my medic course in a few weeks . Part time . I live in SoCal Pasadena Ca.

    Anyways , I don’t have my FF 1 Card and I am 22 . I want to volunteer in a ambulance or a fire house . I have done some research. I have a few options laid out . Wanted to hear if you anyone else knew of any more positions available .

    What I know... EMSR . Auxiliary , Crew 3 .

    Thanks for the help . God Bless

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidDerian View Post
    How’s everyone doing .. I am currently an EMT Basic . Going to start my medic course in a few weeks . Part time . I live in SoCal Pasadena Ca.

    Anyways , I don’t have my FF 1 Card and I am 22 . I want to volunteer in a ambulance or a fire house . I have done some research. I have a few options laid out . Wanted to hear if you anyone else knew of any more positions available .

    What I know... EMSR . Auxiliary , Crew 3 .

    Thanks for the help . God Bless
    I dont know how it works on the left coast....But here many organizations accept you as a volunteer and then provide any requisite training. You need to contact the organization where you would like to volunteer and find out for yourself what if any prerequisites they have to volunteer- don't rely on a bunch of guys sitting around a virtual firehouse kitchen table.
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    how about hospitals, clincs and the like, to work on your medical skills???

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    Doubt you are going to find much in the way of volunteer EMS in the Pasenda area, however I could be wrong.

    You may be able to hook on as a reserve with a larger department that has such a program or may be lucky enough to be near (what I would suspect) is one of the few volunteer agencies. As FWD said, they should provide you with the training for you to test out for certification.

    If you are looking for a fire gig, I suspect that you are in an area where those spots that come available are very competitive. Good luck.
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    forgot you might check out those private groups that work for the insurance companies during the wild fire season

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