Thread: F.I.R.E. Test

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    Default DRCOG F.I.R.E. Test

    Is anyone familiar w/this test? I live in Texas and am flying
    out to Colorado to take this test in August. Is it worth my
    time/money to do. I would REALLY like to work for a dept. in
    Colo. & think this is my best bet. I am IFSAC cert. FF1,FF2,
    HAZMAT Ops. & Awe..I am also N.R. E.M.T.-B. Is all of this
    going to be enough to get a job there? Thanks in advance for
    any info on the matter.
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    i do not havea answer to your post, but i have a question for you. i am from chicago and i also am going to colorado. i currently am in emt-b classes, but im going to miss my state test so that i can work my summer job as a whitewater rafting guide. my question is for the NREMT test, did you have to be state certified before you took the test or no? thanks! eugene martin

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    Answers to both questions:

    1. The DRCOG is a hit and miss test. The actual test is a complete load of crap and really doesn't relate to firefighting at all. It's all psychological questions. If you're really interested in working here, you'll need your NREMT-B, but most good departments don't care that you have fire I or II. You should check out these websites also:

    www.poudre-fire.org (Fort Collins)
    www.southmetro.org (South Metro Denver)
    www.westmetrofire.org (West Metro Denver)
    www.springsgov.com (go to departments, fire, Colorado Springs)

    South Met will be hiring a lot if they pass their bond issue. It would be worth it to fly out to take the CPAT if they pass the bond issue and you don't have a current CPAT.

    2. Check out www.nremt.org You have to take the NREMT test within 2 years of your initial course offering and skills exam. Most states will issue you a state cert if you have a NREMT.

    Eric

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    Thanks Eric. I will check those sites out. I don't want to spend the
    time/money if it's not worth it. Thank you for your time. Do you work
    @ one of these dept.'s?

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    No, but someday I will

    Eric

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