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    Default Hopeful future firefighter here

    Hey everyone!

    I am moving soon back home to Southern California and am going to do whatever it takes to get in to the fire service. I am currently an EMT with 2 years of experience and I have also enrolled in Santa Ana college for their fire technology program.

    I was just wondering from anybody who is currently working or who has worked in the area for any special things I can do or for any tips to better my chances of being noticed come recruiting time?

    Thanks everyone, any help or answers I can get are very much appreciated.


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    Speak Spanish and be a paramedic.

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    Check city web sites and see what the minimum is just to apply

    Not sure if you are going for an AA degree

    Or ff certs???

    I think most of calif require you to have ff cert to apply

    If so get those before an AA degree

    Also apply and test anywhere and everywhere I hear calif is very competitive

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Bourbonstreet View Post
    Speak Spanish and be a paramedic.
    I'm teaching myself Spanish at the moment and am hopeful that I can get my paramedic after I get hired

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Bourbonstreet View Post
    Speak Spanish and be a paramedic.
    this will help your chances!

    also, a lot of departments require you to have your firefighter cert and paramedic cert to apply. some departments require nothing. look online at the ones you are interested in and go from there.

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    Thanks everyone for the information.

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