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    Here is the website for the contract Firefighter and contract Driver/operator
    for Vinnell Corporation

    http://www.vinnell.com/fireandrescue.html

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    Has anyone applied that is thinking of going or already decided to go? I read thru another site that there were quite a few interests...

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    What site would that be.
    When Life Is On The Line. We Are Never Off Duty.

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    No Drinking...No Pornography....No This and No That ?? to live in an over sized kitty litter box putting out car bomb blasts and taking more of a risk than we do in our own country ? HA ! Not me....Recrutiers are going to play the whole thing up to look like an outstanding adventure and promise you the world....Recrutiers are all the same....I work in the Trucking Industry and we have 'em...Man do they lie to potential driver canidates...So I'm sure the same applies all over....It's thier job to lie. As far as going over to packa-bool or afghain - land - o - sand or what ever they call themselves as a firefighter is down right nuts. As bad as I would love a career in the Fire Service I wouldn't accept a job over there if they paid 100,000.00 a year....Look at what those Sand-Dwellers did to our country and now they want our help ? Yeah Right.....Anybody wonder why their own people don't come out for these jobs ? I'll tell you why...They know better, They know the conditions over there, and they know they may not reach retirement.....What happens when somebody goes..."oopps" and the fire house/compound gets bombed ? ~ After what the representation from that country did on US Soil I say Screw Them and thier Fire Department Staffing Problems....We got enough problems here to take care of and we should worry about our own FIRST
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    Hey skuehl34, I join McpFF in asking you what website you are talking about when you mention you heard that another website spoke of "alot" of people interested in these Saudi FF jobs....

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    For everyone interested (including myself), here is the website for Vinnell Corporation updating the Saudi FF jobs! It seems that they had hundreds of applications, and are currently processing a few dozen for the openings they have now.
    http://www.firehouse.com/vinnellthanks.html

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    Vinnell Corporation joined with Brown & Root Services to create VBR, to provide base
    maintenance services to DOD bases within the republic of Turkey. The contact is: Brown
    & Root Services, 1550 Wilson Blvd, Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22209. Fax (703)526-7774.

    Vinnell Corporation contact for the Saudi Firefighter jobs is: Vinnell Corporation, 12150
    East Monument Dr., Suite 800 (Attn: ES-F&R), Fairfax, VA 22033. Fax (703) 385-1262.
    Voice inquiies 1-800-444-7264 ext 213/214.

    I know a Crew/Station Chief there. We worked together as contract firefighters in Micronesia. He says it is "great"! I understand Vinnell has already filled the positions, but if you are interested, I would submit an application anyway. Chances are some people hired will not go thru with the complete hiring process (background check, medical exam, change of mind, etc), and they may hire more. Another opportunity may arise if after a few weeks or months some of the neewly hired guys decide they dont like Saudi...

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    I was offered a job for them. Asst Chief and they will match my wages.......Yea....right. I heard more crap from them in the fifteen-minute call that they made to me. Will I leave firefighting in the states, leave all my family and friends, my home then in about 2 to 3 years come back and start all over again? And when I get back, what will I be like, mentally and physically. No drinking, and may as will say no sex. Better up the wages to about a million dollars a year and then I will consider it................ but then again…….NOT!!!!

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