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    Default Becoming a Firefighter

    Hello everyone. I'm currently undertaking the challenging task of becoming a firefighter. It's been a goal of mine for sometime, but I have been talked out doing it twice. However now I'm putting my foot down and I'm really gonna give it everything I've got. I have a few questions that I was hoping you guys here could
    answer.

    I have a Volunteer EMS squad in my town as well as a volunteer Firefighting squad in the town over I could join.
    I was wondering, would it be better to join the EMS squad first and get some experience in that because as I was doing some research, many fire companies are looking for some type of EMS experience. Or should I go straight for the volunteer fire squad and hope that the skills I learn are enough to get me in. What are your
    thoughts?

    Also one thing that perplexed me is that the Officer that I talked to at the volunteer company said that if you get picked, the town sends you to fire academy for $300 dollars and you attend a few nights a week. But I noticed that when career firefighters get sent to the fire academy they're there for 4 months. Why is that?
    Do different academies have different levels of training? And are you there every day for 4 months?

    And I'm currently using the Navy Seals training book to get into shape. Has anyonehad any success with it?

    Thanks alot for you help.


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    Angry

    Please ............ please do a search ............OMG
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
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    Default Real fast...

    Two of the best Candidate self help websites I know of-

    www.firecareers.com
    www.eatstress.com

    And please do a search.

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