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    Default ohio fire student relocating to florida

    hello i am an ohio fire student and i am interested in moving to florida after i finish my training in ohio. i am looking inot the palm beach county area, ft.meyers area, tampa,area and possibly miami and orlando as well. i was wondering if anyone could give some steps i might take as to what areas have the highest demand, what additional schooling i might need, what larger municipalities are looking for, and anything else that would be helpful. i am finishing up my 240 hr training now, that is all that ohio requires of their firefighters.


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    Gaskin, FL


    Fla. requires more trn than 280 so you will have to go back to a ff school once you get hear, but to realy be assured a job in fla. you should think about getting your Paramedic training at least go to EMT but the Medic almost gurentees you a job in fla. as we have a very big defaciet of medics right now and a lot our sceduled to be gone soon do to retirement. We have a "drop" program were you can work up to 5 yrs after retirement and build up a big cash ballon payment so fla knows how many of there are in the pipe line and its a big #.

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