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    Hi everyone,

    I wrote here before but didn't get too many answers, and after reading a lot in many webs about the "ideal" candidate, I get an idea of what to do/get.

    I'm wondering if there's any "extra" or special certificates needed for Denver. Or even if it's not a requirement, something that would make them look at me with better eyes.

    I'm from Spain, and I know about those extra points you get for being bilingual, which makes me really happy honestly.

    I'm getting my EMT, which will take me a while since I work too many hours during the week, so I study when I don't sleep pretty much. I found an OSHA training web, with HAZMAT online courses (awareness, operations and technician).

    So right now, what I'd offer in the future would be : NREMT, bilingual and those HAZMAT courses completed. I work construction and I have OSHA 10 and 30, but I guess it doesn't help much.

    Should I get FF1 in one of those online training places?


    Thanks for your help and advice.
    Javi

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    Any major department is going to want Fire 1&2, HAZMAT Awareness/Operations, and EMT-Basic at the minimum. I would recommend doing these classes in person and volunteering to determine that this is the path you truly want to take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FF8116 View Post
    Any major department is going to want Fire 1&2, HAZMAT Awareness/Operations, and EMT-Basic at the minimum.
    I would check and see what DFD's interests/requirements are. We're a fairly large department (525 people) and give very little preference to those who already have certifications. Different places view that different ways...
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