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    Default a good state to work in?

    ok im in alabama right now. i really like alabama but its just so dang hot! now i want to get everyones opinions on where else would be a good state. i dont want to go too far west, and i dont want to go to florida or tennessee. where do yall work and what would make your state worth moving to? im basing my search on job market (fire fighting), population (not too big a city but big enough to do some hiring) and deer hunting.

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    Cool

    Iíll trade you the heat and humidity for a few inches of snow Iíve got up here in the UP of Michigan.

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    Come to virginia

    The SouthWest is being over run by deer (just extended rifle season by two weeks) and the job market is pretty open right now ESP if you are already or are interested in becoming a Medic as well.


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    From what you have said you are looking for SC is a pretty decent state to work in. Even the major cities arent huge so it gives you the feel of city life at a more relaxed pace. Deer hunting here is pretty decent and so is the weather. The biggest drawback there is to working on a FD around here is that SC is a right to work state, so unions are not very big down here. But if you could care less either way about the union you should enjoy it. Being a medic will help around here but its nowhere near mandatory, as a matter of fact firemedics are kinda rare. Cost of living is fairly even throughout the state with the highest being along the coast especially the Hilton Head area. Any other questions you have just ask.
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    the lower pennuslia in mich. the temp range is warm in the summer but come deer season brrrrrrrrrrrrr. it gets cold too.deparments around me are alaways looking for people.
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    Default Go west, young man...

    Idaho, baby. Moved here 12 years ago from "back east". Yeah, the fire activity isn't like back home, but living in Boise more than makes up for it. Deer season? Yeah, we've got that. We've also got elk, bear, antelope, duck, goose, even mountain lion. If it has fur or feathers, you can shoot it here.
    Boise is about 200,000 in 65 square miles, and you can shoot an elk in less than an hour's drive from downtown. The fire department is 240 strong, hires about 10 to 12 a year and is getting ready to go ALS. The next few years will see quite a few retirements, so come on out. Check www.cityofboise.org for Human Resources info. We'll be testing in March or April.

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    Default Texas...

    I have never worked or lived there but everyone that
    I know LOVES it there. I guess the housing market is
    good and there are always a lot of fire jobs listed.
    (www.firecareers.com)

    Plus the BBQ and women are fine. Hope that helps...

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