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    Hello everyone,


    just a quick question i am planning on possibly working at cedar point this summer and was mailed an application.

    It list's firefighting, now im pretty confident the park isnt getting many structure fires ( occasional kitchen fire maybe) but other than that i assume they dont get many firematic calls?

    Anyone have any personal exprence working with the CP fire dept? Anyone know what kind of rigs, etc....


    kind of stupid questions but hey, i just wanna know about them cause i might be working there this summer



    stay safe,


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    As I recall, I have seen some kind of apparatus in a garage at their service complex. Don't take the place too lightly. There is a huge fire load in the complex. Just the wooden roller coasters would present a terrible challenge. Beyond that, keep in mind that there are some large hotels within the grounds as well as a marina and campground. Not sure how many runs they make, but each one has the potential to be enormous.
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    As he posted in this thread he worked there a few years ago.
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    I believe they prefer rope rescue training/experience, also.......

    I believe they want at least OH FF-I, if not FF-II.

    I looked into this for a summer job after I graduated from HS in 1994, but they only had openings for EMS at the time (which is separate from the Firefighters). Plus, from what I remember, the pay wasn't the greatest, like $5.50/hour. There is no OT there......... If I remember correctly, you got a certain "end of the season bonus" if you worked less than X amount of hours. If you worked over X hours, you got like $1 per hour over, plus the regular bonus. I figured it out and you get ripped off by doing that, because it was nearly impossible to get it to even out just because of the number of hours you would need to work.

    You also need to look at the living arangements. If you live close, commuting would work, but if not, then you either have to rent an apartment or you pay to live in their dorms........

    As for their calls, you also have to remember they have the new indoor waterpark, plus I think they still have soak city (outdoor waterpark)
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    I will have to check with Annex Al or Rebel as they both work/ed there last summer .......I didnt know about the fire end of things just EMS. Last I heard the pay did suck and both of the above mentioned people communted. Stay tuned ...........
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    their employees call it "The ABUSEMENT PARK" for some reason....

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    Don't plan on fighting any fire. Most of it is assist the EMS with lifting. And checking fire extinguishers. The City of Sandusky had a Engine/Ladder company less than a quarter of a mile from the gates.
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    thanks for the replys guys

    they just told me that they wont accept NYS ff1, ff2, etc so ....

    i doubt they run mutual aids eather?

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    Nope, they are in the park only.
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