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    Default Info about San Francisco Fire

    I'm trying to find out some information about SFFD. I have been a career Firefighter in Colorado for the past 12 years and now considering taking their next entry level test. Could anyone give me information about:

    Pay scale- Academy time, probation, 1-5 years

    Type of retirement- DC or DB- what %s, age, years, etc.

    Special pay (education,holiday,work details ie.Football,baseball

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    Work schedule- How many hrs. a week, day on/off, etc.

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    Possible negative aspects- P.S Anything about them being "old School" is not a negative to me.

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    Default Re: Info about San Francisco Fire

    Originally posted by BSTruckman
    I'm trying to find out some information about SFFD. I have been a career Firefighter in Colorado for the past 12 years and now considering taking their next entry level test. Could anyone give me information about:

    Pay scale- Academy time, probation, 1-5 years

    Type of retirement- DC or DB- what %s, age, years, etc.

    Special pay (education,holiday,work details ie.Football,baseball

    games etc.)
    Work schedule- How many hrs. a week, day on/off, etc.

    Other benefits-

    Possible negative aspects- P.S Anything about them being "old School" is not a negative to me.

    Any information would
    be awesome
    If your a medic plan on working on the box for about 1 year before you step foot on an engine.

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    If you're looking at the bay area, don't forget about Oakland (More fire, more money, no transporting, and a FEMA USAR team).

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    Originally posted by KingHippo
    If you're looking at the bay area, don't forget about Oakland, More fire,
    Than SF? Yeah right...

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    After reading my post, I realize that it didn't come out the way I meant it too. I'm not trying to say SF isn't a great department (it is), but that there are other departments in the bay area worth checking out, and that Oakland is a very noteworthy one (and people I know who've worked both places always tell me that OFD sees more fire).

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    i would agree that we average more working fires a year than SF, in fact probably almost double....

    However ...SFFD has much more complicated and larger fires on a regular basis, and more multiple alarm fires than we do. We have a lot of fires in 800-900 square foot bungelows, a type of structure not found many places in the city. Most of their fires are in multiple occupancy dwellings with multiple stories and a high number of rescue issues....

    SFFD is a great department, and like EVERY large department has great firemen and terrible ones, good stations and bad ones, good points and bad ones....no matter what, and besides all of these points, the ONLY places in California that I would want to work would be Oakland or SFFD...
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    OFD226, if you could contact me offline, I have a couple of questions for you, if you aren't too busy...

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    I know the SFFD used to have a Rescue that had an open rear area like a converted engine. I don't remember where I saw it and don't know if they still use it.
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