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    Post Any suggesstions/advive/tips for someone who wants to beceome a firefighter??

    Hello everyone-<br />I am a 23 y/o female from Mississippi. I am currently studying to be an EMT, plan on going on from there to become aa Paramedic. I am also contemplating becoming a firefighter. I am wondering if anyone out there had any suggesstions/advice/tips. I would greatly appreciate it.

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    I am a firefighter paramedic. You will enjoy learning about fire science because it really goes good with medical knowledge. Best advice, as far as I am concerned, is be nice, on time, and respectful of others and you will go a long way. Knowledge is power but people skills is just as important.
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    Besides studying Math, English and Fire Science, start working out! You need to focus on Cardio workouts as well as upper body and lower body strength. A good way to start is to check out the Firefighters Workout Book available on Firehouse.com or Amazon.com. I use it and the routines are easy and directed toward Firefighting and will help put you on the top of list when you test.

    Also, start hanging out at your local Fire Station. Get to know the crews and check out the rigs and their gear. Ask questions and show a genuine interest. Firefighters make great references on job applications!

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    Try it....the bonds and the experience are incredible and worthwhile, and if you have problems with anything, let someone know. I have received advice that is invaluable and irreplaceable to me from some very wonderful people.

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    Best start? As a volunteer! It's a safe way to find out if you'd really like this kind of work. Also, it opens doors, makes it easier to get hired if you can show you have some experience. Plus, you can do it while you go to school.

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    my daughter wants to be a paramedic she joined vol fd with me the training she get will sure help her in her chioce

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    My advice is to:

    1) Be enthusiastic about your work, and try to learn at every opportunity.

    2) Ask questions, and listen to war stories.

    3) Do what you get asked to do, and don't be afraid to ask for help if ya don't know how to do it.

    4) Don't let the gripers and whiners (and they're always out there...) get ya down.

    5) HAVE FUN!

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