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    Junior Member
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    Rhode Island

    Default Wanna Be

    I'm 26 yrs old and have been working (unhappily)in technology for several years. I've always wanted to become a firefighter and recently decided I had to pursue it. I have no idea where to begin. Can you guys point me towards a resource that would explain the best ways to get started. Is it worthwhile to get a fire science degree first? It sounds as though becoming a firefighter/paramedic is the best way to go. Any info you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you!

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    Rabble rouser Kobersteen's Avatar
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    Nov 1999
    Fairfax County (VA) Fire & Rescue Dept.


    There are several threads with advice about getting a start.

    As for the paramedic question. Without a doubt, being a paramedic will truly make you more marketable and more likely to get hired.

    Good luck!
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    San Francisco Bay Area

    Default Career Articles

    Check out the Career Articles on this firehouse.com web site by clicking here: http://cms.firehouse.com/content/sec...sp?sectionId=8

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