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    Global in Strathmore is an organization that was set up to train industrial firefighters. They have a great firefield for hydrocarbon firefighting with excellent props. They also specialize in confined space rescue. They have only recently branched out into municipal firefighting.I'm not sure if they offer the full 1001 level II Series yet.
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    ESA is not new, they simply relocaed from Edmonton to Sherwood Park.

    Yes, Vermilion is boring to say the least, if you didn't have a liquor problem when you went in you may have one when you leave...

    Mcaldwell... the stories you heard are most likely true, and I bet there are quite a few you havn't heard or seen pictures or video of....

    Heavyduty what EST program do you plan to enter, since they are offering two versions of the program I am curious to what the majority of people are taking...

    Oh, it's fire etc. not Fire Etc. :P
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    The version geared towards medical, that means I get my emt-a

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    i'm a captain in wetaskiwin, i've donae most of my 1001 and 1002 courses there, they're really good there. firedog 7, have you been to leduc county?

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    YA, SPENT 9 YEARS THERE. THEY PUT ME THROUGH MY 1001.

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    What's your name? I know a few guys who used to be there. In my opinion A.C. fleming is the best there is, as for training goes. I know quite a few guys there still I take courses with. I have a Command coruse coming in Feb there.

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    Firemanmickey, when he said he spent 9yrs there he actually did TIME there Hey firedog7 have they cleared your record yet? Darrol M says hi.

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    LaCap, it's MIKEY as in MIKE not MICKEY MOUSE! Thx. I like your hall too Cap, you got a few guys I like there

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    Mike, Randy Schmitz, what's your last name?

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    Donnie, send Big D my reguards would ya? is he still working like a dog?? How is the EMS/Fire working out with the proposed take over?

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    My name is Mike Zajac I've been there for 6 yrs now. I take quite a few ciurses there. last one I took was fire origin and cause determination. Richard L'hrondell sat behind me, fairly disruptive(lol) jk, Richard is a pretty funny guy.

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    YA HE'S AWESOME WE HAVE DONE QUITE A FEW ROAD TRIPS TOGETHER FOR EXTRICATION CHALLENGES. HE'S ALWAYS GOOD FOR A LAUGH!

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    Mikey, sorry about the spelling! Ya we got a pretty nice hall I must admit, we sure like it. Firedog, Ya Mac still is a working fool, although he has resigned from the FD, just too busy, but I still see him at least 1-2 times a week. Chow for now

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    finally did the interview and it went great, little worried about the entrance exam. I find out tommorow if I am in or not. Then the course starts on the 21 talk about them leaving it to the last minute. I cant sleep thats how worried I am.

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    Oh yeah I finally got the word that I am going for sure. Have to be in vermillion for sunday doesnt leave much time to pack up and move. Cant wait to start.

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    Sure Heavyduty, tell us how great armpit Alberta is after a couple of weeks. Your going to be begging for an unescorted day pass real soon. If you go to the Brunswick be sure to check out the "Grunion", shes the one at the front desk, can't miss her, got a better moustach than you or me. Say hi to Jim Bristo, one of the instructors there, just happens to be my neighbour, and yes you can give him a rough time on me.

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    Will be sure to give him a hello from you. Kinda moving from one **** hole to another but at least I will be doing something I like. Well am leaving my current hall with a big bang. Tuesday night we had a trailer fire and it was good and bad at the same time. The good part was that it was a realy good learnig experience. The bad part was 2 people didnt make it out. We got in there and found them quick and we had a very fast response, 6 minutes from the time of page to on scene. But we still couldnt get to them in time. If you read the sun today it was third page news. Anyways see ya later. Heading to school sunday.

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    Well been here for almost a month and I will have to say it is a pretty boring place. The campus bar closed last week so that means that I will be getting more sleep. I dont have to realy worry about how boring Vermillion because we have so much work every night I hardly have time for supper. The instructors are great, would recommend for anybody thinking of taking fire courses to come down to fire-ect.

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    Default is vermillion that bad?

    I'm just a little curious as to whether or not it would be worth the time to go there for training or find a better option eslewhere. Up until now I'd only heard good things about the training centre, but from the comments here There appear to be some issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokedham
    I'm just a little curious as to whether or not it would be worth the time to go there for training or find a better option eslewhere. Up until now I'd only heard good things about the training centre, but from the comments here There appear to be some issues.
    I cannot COMPARE fire schools because I have only attended Fire-etc. But I will tell you this: everything about the school is great. The instructors are very knowledgable (some kinda like drill sargents though), the equipment is good, the grounds and props are great. This school has been around forever so they have everything down to a science and runs efficiently. The only complaints I have is the town of Vermilion itself. It is your average small Alberta red-neck town. But if you study and work-out in the evenings like you should, your time there should go quickly. Hope this helps with your decision, I try to attend the school as often as I can (I'mm working on my Fire Investigator now)

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    Hi everybody,

    Quick question for you guys. i want to take my 1021 Fire officer Level 1 at that Vermillion school. Does anybody heard about that program? is it good or not. i think they offer it through distance learning as well.
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