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    Default The Manta Blur

    Christian,

    You are right I do not remember you... Manta was a major blur, not just for me, but I think for everyone else that was there.. Now had you said Baja Beach, I would be more inclined to remember.. Let me ask this, were you ever at any pool parties at my house..

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    Default AAAAHHHHHHH Manta

    Yes Manta was a hoot and saving money was a difficult one. That place was my one year party to me.. But it was worth it.. I am still with my current wife and boy did I have to pay for that one..

    Sorry to hear the HCN's are going through hell there.. I tried to set up a really nice program before I left, but I cannot speak on what the current management does... I hope it gets worked out on the next contract as I do not think DynCorp will get it... speculation only...

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    Default Iraq, here I come

    Hey all, I just recieved an offer letter from KBR for Iraq. I was wondering if anyone else might be heading to Houston, Sep 11?
    Proud Volunteer Firefighter!

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    hello there sr, the name is Matthew Alix, and was woundering if you could send me something on an app. i would love to traval and see the world. ive been a firefighter for 7 years and would love to learn more, take in as much as i can, learning is the best thing some times. So if you would not mind please email me back with more info, it would help a lot. if you would like you can email me at hfd472000@yahoo.com or you can send me stuff at 1160 Round Top Rd Harrisville RI, 02830, or call my cell at 1401-413-8127. well have a great night and ill hope to be hearing from ya.
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    does anyone kno how to get in as a firefighter contrator. if so please let me kno bc i would like to work over in iraq thank you matt hfd472000@yahoo.com or cell is 1-401-413-8127

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    you need to look in the americans overseas section of the forums.

    http://forums.firehouse.com/forumdisplay.php?f=430

    ask away but be sure to read the old posts
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    Default Contract Firefighting

    Just wondering if anyone has current info of updates on contract firefighting? Noticed that the last comments wee in 06 and was wondering how things are now. Call volume, equipment, housing, pay, treatment of employees, safety are all concerns so any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    Ben Phillips
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    Default Chris Gale

    I worked with you at Kwaj get in contact with me! Mark

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    Smile do you know?

    hey, chief
    i was TDY to Manta 2001 to 2002. i'm not sure it was that time or not but i remember your last name. currently i'm DOD army civilian firefighter and thinking about go to Manta from job. can you tell me how much they get paid and other need to know contact info? i had friend who was air traffic controller(Joe Gonzales) but he is back in Texas. just need little info.
    my e-mail is firedawg0417@yahoo.com or john.choi2@conus.army.mil
    thanks

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    Are there any contractors that take people with less then 3 years experience, I have experience as an explorer and cadet and recently have gotten into the part time world but would LOVE to go overseas.... Anyone have any ideas?

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    Does anyone know of anywhere that will take you with less then a year (working) experience? I have experience as a explorer/cadet but only several months pay. And do your NFPA FF2 Cert and NREMT Certs count or do you need different certs?

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    Default contract firefighting

    anyone who knows of a good company to go to work for to do some firefighting overseas please e-mail me at bgroomemvfd2@yahoo.com

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    Post FYI Moron Spain

    FYI Posted on American Overseas Forum

    01-27-2008, 03:32 PM #1
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    The Fire Chief contract was terminated since the Project Manager didnt like his hard on approach and willing to make it better for the client the Air Force. Our Chief came to Spain experience a lot of complicated issues and was very succesfull in pushing the mission forward. He was left with a mess from the previous contractor PAE, equipment that is over thirty years, except the Fire Trucks.
    If you are planning to apply for the Fire Chief job this is what you should expect.
    First get ready to be run over by two sindical groups, the company PM is very quick to fire any US personnel, however is always providing assurance to the union that no union empoloyee will ever get fired. You never know how many employees are going to show up to work on any given day, is a real nightmare for the Station Captain. You are going to be promised the world and when you arrive to the site, the true story comes out. Most of your firefighters doesnt speak english, refused to do any upgrade training unless they get additional pay. If you are coming as a firefighter make sure that your contract is very specific on the work hours. Otherwhise the Company will screw you by telling you that you are a salary employee and you get paid no mattter how many hours you work for. Make sure that if you are bringing your family, you study the cost of living in Spain.
    If you like to party this is the place to come since the Project Manager doesnt enforce the alcohol policy, he doesnt care when one of the Assistant Chief's well known for his alcohol abuse shows up to work intoxicated. Tthis guy was fired from every other project that he ever worked in the past. He was a firefighter in 2004 and two years later he is occupying the Assistanht Chief role, he doesnt have any experience, lacks certification requirements or necesaary knowledge required for his position. Is probably the reason why the Fire Chief employment contract was terminated early. The Fire Chief refused to accept that type of behavior and requested numerous times to get him terminated however the PM will not support his request.
    The Deputy Chief doesn't have any experience dealing with any Air Force mission or requirements. He only knows how to get over the Fire Chief by going to the Project Manager behind the Fire Chief back. He doesnt recieve any respect from any of the shift workers because is well known his intention to back door the Chief.
    Your attitude here will suffer changes since anybody that comes in with good intention and wants to imkprove the mission will get a large bag of dissastifaction.
    I think this is a good place to work if the company start listening to the managers that are running the section.


    Hope this brief will hep you make a right decision...Good Luck

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    Default Polar hard to navigate.

    Quote Originally Posted by FireFighter238 View Post
    If you're interested, I was a FF in Antarctica at McMurdo Station. They are ALWAYS hiring. The website is www.polar.org Try it for more info.



    -Dustin
    Dustin, I can't seem to find any fire jobs when I navigate the site. Can you offer any help. Can you tell me what the pay and living conditions are like? I'm trying to decide between Antarctica and the middle east. thanks

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    Thumbs up does anyone no of firefighting contractors that employ uk firefighters

    i am a ex retained firefighter looking for employment as a contract firefighter anywher in the world and i am also willing to pay for any training that would be requierd

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    My name is Mark Condrich, and I am a firefighter with the Cleveland Fire Dept. in Ohio. My partner and I started three websites dedicated to our men and women in firefighting, law enforcement and the military. You can visit our parent site at WWW.FOOTYSITES.COM
    From there you can access FOOTYFD.COM featuring full length,uncut fireground footage, FOOTYPD.COM featuring full length unedited police video and FOOTYGI loaded with uncut footage submitted by our troops.
    Our mission is to make our men and women in uniform LOOK GOOD! We screen all videos uploaded to the site to assure that it contains only positive content. We want the public to see how incredibly difficult it is for our personnel as they do their jobs. By watching us in action, they will hopefully appreciate the great job our public servants do on a daily basis. I encourage you to visit our three sites and upload any videos or pictures that you believe would help us to convey the positive image we are trying to portray. Thanks so much, and stay safe!
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    Exclamation A little worried about my dad

    I'm not a firefighter, but, I'm kinda worried about my dad. He went over to Iraq for the overseas contracting thing recently, and I dont hear from him often, which really worries me. Is he set up on a base where he's safe from any terrorist activity? What is the likelyhood of him getting hurt or killed over there right now? Have there been any other overseas contractors that have been killed in the line of duty over in Iraq? Please let me know.. my email is tlandsx@yahoo.com. I'm not a regular subscriber to this forum so I might not see a reply from you. So, if someone could email me giving me the details, that would put my fears to rest.

    Thank you
    T Lands

    PS. If anyone over there in Iraq knows of a firefighter by the name of Robert Lands, please tell him his daughter misses and loves him.

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    My question is if you can get certs while your over there to advance in your career for when you come home? Instead of sitting there like a lump.

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