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    Default Contract FF positions in DFW area

    Lockheed Martin has contract positions at the facility adjacent to NAS Fort Worth JRB. They manufacture jets for the USAF there and have a contract fire department. I believe they have a second facility also in the area that may or may not have firefighter positions.

    They do require DOD certifications for personnel they hire.
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    Default contract jobs

    thanks for your help guys......do you know of any government firefighter jobs in the dfw area either?

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    Lockheed Martin has openings in Ft. Worth right now...check into it.

    Also, give (ITT) Curacaou a shot, you can take the Tabby with ya!

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    Default Raytheon pay

    Does anyone here know how much the starting pay for a station capt. in Tucson working for Raytheon is, and any other info on the job.
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    Default Industrial Fire Officers Needed

    All,

    I am currently seeking Industrial Fire Officers for the new Petro Rabigh Fire Protection contract located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Petro Rabigh is the largest PetroChemical company in Saudi Arabia.

    Listed are the requirements for the position.

    Manages at shift Level to provide Emergency Firefighting, Search & Rescue, Salvage and Humanitarian Services for the benefit of Petrorabigh operations.

    Takes charge of the day-to-day running of a shift.

    Responsible for ensuring all routine, vehicle checks, training and maintenance are carried out as per Policies, Procedures and Standing Instructions.

    Participates as a member of the firefighting team in emergency and exercise situations.

    Maintains the role of Commander when carrying out Firefighting, Search and Rescue duties ensuring that a dynamic risk assessment is carried out before committing crews.

    Oversees the carrying out of standby fire-cover in operating areas, the safe driving of fire vehicles by crews in his charge, and check that maintenance of fire-fighting equipment during assigned shifts.

    Completed College Education or Equivalent years of Experience.

    Minimum English Level Five proficiency or its equivalent.

    Good leadership, command and control skills.

    Ability to work effectively with various personnel and in teams, and be flexible in work assignments.

    Good negotiation skills.

    Ability to communicate well orally and in writing.

    Able to use the Trunk Mobile Radio (TMR) and transmit coherent messages in English

    Computer literate.

    First Aid Knowledge.

    Must be able to possess valid Saudi Heavy Driver’s License

    Certifications:
    Crew Command Course or Fire Officer.

    Basic Rescue Course - High Angle, Confined Space, HazMat

    Fire Apparatus Pump Operator Course, prefer personnel with aerial experience

    Breathing Apparatus Operators Course.

    Basic Firefighting Course, (Industrial Fire Brigade and structural).

    First Aid/CPR/Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider or its equivalent.

    A minimum of ten (10) years experience within an Oil and Gas environment,

    A sound mechanical aptitude and proof of the understanding of the technical aspects of Fire Protection Systems and Equipments.


    Salary: DOQ

    Contract length: 2 years

    Housing, transportation, meals provided.

    There are 3 positions available and this will be an immediate hire.

    Please submit your resumes to: chris.gale@gbngroup.com

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    Default King Abdullah University Fire & Paramedic Vacancies

    Al-Maha Fire Rescue Services is currently accepting resumes for an upcoming contract at the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) project.

    The project is a newly constructed university campus devoted to the post graduate academic studies in various technical studies. The university will host approximately 12,000 – 16,000 residents to include faculty and students. The campus will host a residential and educational system for families and children.

    This is a modern city with emphasis on green technology and integrated living environment. The location is approximately 60 kilometers North of Jeddah located along the Red Sea. The university hosts numerous activities to include recreational sports, movie theater, shopping and restaurants.

    The following positions are being considered for the project:

    Project Coordinator (1): Minimum of 20 years in the fire protection service with emphasis in senior management in a city type environment. Must be certified as Fire Officer IV, Fire Instructor III, Fire Inspector III, Hazardous Materials Incident Commander. Must possess an accredited Bachelors Degree in Fire Science, Public Administration or Public Safety. Should have demonstrated knowledge of fire department management and development working in a diversified field of personnel. Will be responsible for overseeing the fire protection project. Will oversee the management of personnel and coordinate activities and business matters between KAUST and Al-Maha. Will be responsible for developing necessary reports to identify trends, problematic areas and successes and to deliver the reports in scheduled meetings per KAUST requirements.

    Assistant Fire Chief, Training (1): Must have 15 years of fire protection experience with emphasis in the training environment. Must certified as Fire Officer III, Fire Instructor III, Fire Inspector III, Hazardous Materials Incident Commander, Hazardous Materials Train-the-Trainer, First Aid/CPR Instructor, Driver/Operator Pumper/Aerial, Airport Fire Fighter, Confined Space Rescue Technician, Hi-Angle Rescue Technician and Public Safety Educator II. Preference to persons with Open/Swift Water Rescue. Will be responsible for developing and overseeing the training department. Provides training to fire department personnel, KAUST faculty and families and subcontractor personnel. Will be responsible for maintaining training documentation and providing employee development/assistance programs. Will coordinate certification programs within the Al-Maha Joint Venture training partnership.

    Assistant Fire Chief, Fire Prevention & Technical Services (1): Minimum of 15 years of fire prevention and technical services experience. Must be certified as Fire Officer III, Fire Instructor III, Fire Inspector III, Public Safety Educator III, HazMat Incident Commander, Fire Investigator III and NICET Level II. Should have demonstrated experience in maintenance and testing of fixed fire protection systems to include CO2, Dry Chemical, Special Agents (FM200) and sprinkler systems. Should have thorough knowledge of the NFPA codes, National Fire Codes, National Building Codes, National Electrical Codes and applicable international building codes as identified by KAUST. Should have experience in public safety education courses to include development of community fire protection programs. Must have experience in fire investigation cause and determination.


    Must be able to supervise a multi-national workforce. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills to deliver reports and educational materials to a wide range of audiences.

    Station Chief (4): Age: 28 to 43. Minimum of 10 years of experience in the fire protection service with emphasis in a supervisory capacity for the past 5 years. Must be certified as a Fire Officer III, Fire Instructor II, Fire Inspector II, HazMat Incident Commander, First Aid/CPR, Driver Operator Pumper/Aerial, Confined Space Rescue Technician, Hi-Angle Rescue Technician and Telecommunicator.Must posses a minimum of an Associates Degree in Fire Science or equivalent. Must have structural fire protection experience to include demonstrated knowledge of hi-rise fire protection. Special consideration will be given to those with university campus fire protection experience. Should have experience in open/swift water rescue. Will be responsible for overseeing the daily shift activities, responding to all emergencies and providing Incident Command until properly relieved by senior officers. Will be responsible for station maintenance, pre-fire planning, company inspections of KAUST facilities, participate in public safety education programs and provide the necessary documentation as related to fire service activities.

    Paramedics (8 – Male/Female): Age Requirement: 21 – 40 years of age. Minimum of 10 years of experience in the emergency medical field. Must have demonstrated knowledge and experience in pre-hospital care of the sick and injured. Should have demonstrated experience in various types of emergency response to include vehicle accidents, OBGYN delivery, cardiac care, water related injuries, chemical related injuries. Shall possess NREMT Paramedic Certification to include PALS and ACLS. Certifications must be valid for at least 2 years from the time of appointment. Must be certified as First Aid/CPR instructor.

    NOTES:

    1. Shift schedule to be determined. Typically it will be 12/24.
    2. All applicants must submit criminal background check with resume.
    3. All applicants must pass and test randomly an initial drug screening.
    4. All recruited personnel will be required to have a medical assessment to include HIV testing, vision and dexterity examination.

    ALL APPLICANTS ARE TO SUBMIT THEIR RESUMES AND COPIES OF THEIR REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS OF THE POSITION APPLIED FOR. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THESE DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT.

    Benefits:

    Company provided air ticket from Point of Hire to Jeddah
    Living accommodations (private and/or shared) dependent upon position
    Company provided vehicle (private and/or shared) dependent upon position
    Monthly meal allowance
    Annual vacation with air ticket to Point of Hire
    Residency permit provided by company
    Salary to be determined based on experience and education

    Estimated contract mobilization to site start date: 01 January 2009.
    Estimated contract start date: 01 April 2009
    Estimated KAUST opening date: 01 September 2009

    Visit www.KAUST.edu.sa for further information on KAUST
    Visit www.GBNGroup.com for information on GBN Group

    RESUMES MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN 24 SEPTEMBER 2008

    All resumes are to be submitted to Christopher Gale, Executive Manager, Projects
    Chris.Gale@GBNGroup.com or christophergale@ymail.com

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    Smile Planning on the phase down

    Hi all,

    It has been a while since I have last written anything of great value on here, but then things have been fairly slow in the contract world per se'. Only meaning that contracts are in place and little has changed as to who is who.

    So from what everyone is saying and what is on the news, yes, there will be an apparent draw down of forces in Iraq and a surge in Afghanistan. Guess the priorities have shifted because of the upcoming elections. Quick political viewpoint (bi-partisan of course). McCain would be great for the contractors as it will extend the war effort longer. Obama will seek a drawdown, but reality says it will be very slow as momentum in progress cannot afford to be lost.

    So where does this leave all those that have gone to Middle East et al.? Pretty much it will turn into a free for all when it comes to draw down. Yes, longevity and company committment will keep you around, but figure it this way, bases that are small will most likely close and those assigned to smaller sites such as FOB's will be left somewhat stranded seeking employment elsewhere. Yes, there is probably options for transferring to a different country, but you should look at making that jump as soon as possible as the handwriting is on the wall.

    Now for most of you thinking that you are the indispensable to the company, think again, each company will make their cuts as required. Remember, business is business and the company will have to meet their client requirements. So dependent upon the level at which you are at and your performance over the course of the contract time you did, will pretty much determine where you fit at in life. HIDDEN MESSAGE here: If you think you have had back stabbing issues in the past within your department, get ready, it will only get worse and the chest vests you were issued will not do much as everyone will be taking head shots to survive.

    So what do you do?????? There are numerous options.

    One, if you are sound in your career with your present employer, then ride it out and keep going with them. This is for those people in the know who can get firsthand and accurate information as to what is actually happening with the draw down.

    Second, if you are in the middle of the road to which it can go either way, then start looking around for new employment. Yes, there are a multitude of contracts out there, you just have to be diligent in finding them. Keep in mind, if you have been there a while, you have made some of the money you are looking for, but now it is a question of reality and what other opportunities are out there that are still overseas (for those wishing to remain overseas). There are some stateside contracts, but they are difficult to get into at best. You really have to be on top of your game skills to get these.

    Third, for those of you just joining the overseas frenzy in Iraq and Afghanistan, take a long hard look at things. Keep in mind, draw down will start by June 2009, it is now September. If you are looking for a quick dollar to pay off that car and some bills, this is ample time for you. If you are looking for long term debt relief, you need to be the best of the best as they say to stay. Keep in mind, typical companies look at the last in/first out rule. Yes there are some factors involved in this, location, position and attitude.

    Where are the escape locations for possible employment then? Well, that depends on your skill sets. The Middle East has an abundant listing for fire protection personnel. Saudi Arabia being the largest in the upcoming 2 years. With the development of 8 Economic Cities, with the first to go online in January 2009, there will be a need for professionals. The problem that will be encountered is the skill requirement as typically they will only hire mid - senior management positions. So, if you just got out of rookie school or a volunteer fire fighter, you are pretty well limited to nothing. Dubai/UAE is another hot spot location. With all the new construction going on, the mini-cities that are popping up require fire protection as well. You should look into the government agencies within the Middle East. The most notable ones are the Civil Defense (Executive Management and Training Areas). Water & Electric companies (All positions). Airport Systems (most all positions). Last but not least, the industrial sectors. Although oil prices have dropped, the construction of new plants and facilities are on the rise, more so in Saudi Arabia with Jubail Industrial City II.

    So How Do I Apply????? First and foremost, search the internet job sites. (I will provide a starter list later on). Once you find a contract job, read the position description. SERIOUSLY READ IT. It is amazing how many resumes that I receive from people that apply and have not read the requirements. If it is an industrial fire fighting position and it states industrial experience, then make sure you have it. Working in Iraq or at Uncle Bob's gas station, will not constitute industrial experience, trust me on this one. Education is golden. Most positions in the Middle East require a minimum of a Bachelors degree, but will consider an Associates with substantial experience and growth. Now, keep in mind, if you think that you are dealing with the not-so-bright club when it comes to resumes and education validation and believe you can pass off a bought degree, think again. This refers to those that have gone to Suffield Univeristy and paid the nominal charge for a degree. Your degree is actually checked against the education system in your respective country. For example, in the U.S. they will go to the Department of Education and verify if the university you attended is accredited, yes UCLA, USC are accredited. Degrees obtained on line are most likely not. Quick hint, if the "university" you are using does not have .edu behind it, you can assume it is not legitimate. The University of Hard Knocks does not qualify either.

    The I was in Iraq Syndrome. Most of us reading this have been in Iraq/Afghanistan at one time or another. Unless you are submitting a resume to U.S. company, it really does not hold a lot of water unless you were in senior or executive management. Foreign companies, more so in the Middle East, companies have a little distaste for the Iraq situation. So do not elaborate too much on this in your resume. Hi-Lite your skill sets and education. Again reading through resumes, it is amazing to see where emphasis is placed on Iraq. Granted, you have taken alot of personal and professional time to build up Iraq and no one will take that away from you, but reality is reality in the job market. Being in Iraq does not separate you from anyone else that has not been there and preference will typically go to those that have not been in Iraq. (It is the mindset, so get over it).

    In closing, it is time to take a hard look at where you are in life right now. Things are going to start getting thin and the sheep will be eaten by the wolves. Start planning your career move early on, basically start planning today. If you believe that if you start brown-nosing now to save your job, think again, it is too late in life.

    Websites:

    www.monstergulf.com
    www.expatsdirect.com
    www.escapeartist.com
    www.worldwideworker.com
    www.dodfire.com
    www.dewa.gov.ae
    www.naukiri.com
    www.emirates.com
    www.kaust.edu.sa
    www.petrorabigh.com

    Some of these sites require a fee for their service.

    Chief G

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    Awesome post Chief G, I can most likely speak for all of us in saying its nice to hear info. from someone who sounds like they know what they're talking about. If I might ask for all B.S. to be put aside (which side is up to you) what advice would you give, having contract experience, to a person just considering a start with Iraq. Do you think a guy can get a year in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIHHCC1 View Post
    Awesome post Chief G, I can most likely speak for all of us in saying its nice to hear info. from someone who sounds like they know what they're talking about. If I might ask for all B.S. to be put aside (which side is up to you) what advice would you give, having contract experience, to a person just considering a start with Iraq. Do you think a guy can get a year in?
    First, thanks for the nice words. As for your question, it is possible to get a year in. This will most likely be dependent on your station assignment. If you are in Victory, it should not be a problem. If you get assigned to a FOB, then you may be a little hard pressed. The key will be to seek a permanent base area and not an FOB. Yes, you can request a large base, but it is always left to management on where to assign you based on mission requirements.

    Respectfully,

    Chief G

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    I will be graduating from an academy in December this year with FF1 and 2 IFSAC and Hazmat Ops. What is the reality of getting a contract job anywhere in the world being new and having next to nothing for experience. I want the opportunity so that I can see places while I am young and do not have to worry about kids and a wife. Any suggestions or advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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    First, let me say that between this tread here and a friend who is working in Iraq now, I have a pretty good picture of what the Firefighter job is all about. Thank you to all that have posted good information here. I'm preparing to retire in early 09 with 29.8 years working under Uncle Sam in a DOD Fire Department as a Relief Engineer/Firefighter. I have all my DOD certs (FF 1 & 2, Airport FF1 & 2, EMT w/combitube,defib and CPR of course, Hazmat Awareness and Ops, Licensed for Type 1 and Type 2 pumpers with Air Brakes (standard and auto tranny), Crash Trucks (current TA 3000 and TA 1500, CFR 4000, P-19, P-2, P-4, Rescue Truck) and BLS Ambulance, Ca Commercial Class B with water tanker,, and a host of good wall paper certificates from yearly training with my Department & current Passport. After my youngest graduates from HS in June, 09, I will look at trying an overseas posting for a year to see what it is about. I haven't been at an overseas base since being with the Air Force in Korea and England as an SP back when.

    Thanks again to all of you that have posted some really good info here. Steny

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    Default Are the jobs drying up in the contract world

    Have been reading on the net here an noticing that the job chatter is slowing down. Has the draw down started? Looking at crossing over to the contract world after being a air force and now a structural firefighter for 20 yrs. Currently working as a fire officer and don't know if its worth the jump. The money sounds good...

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    Hi all,

    Yes, Yes, Yes, I have been away for awhile. I have been in the process of buying my own company and getting into contract fire protection as well as risk management. Yes, it is my fault. I have been tracking the forum but just have not had time to respond as apparently my previous user name and password did not work.

    As far as the last forum post, you are correct, there is a drawdown coming to Iraq. I mentioned this previously in a thread. You may see some build up in Afghanistan for firefighters, but it will be minimal.

    As stated previously, look at the shift to LOGCAP IV. This is where everyone needs to be looking. Again though, keep in mind that the contract size will be smaller than what you are used to. Meaning, that most contracts will only look for senior fire officers and hire locally for the lower positions. This is not uncommon in foreign countries. Sooooooo, this means that if you are in the position to upgrade your certs, do not hesitate. Take the effort to get your certs.

    The other problems that you will face with the drawdown will be employment in the U.S.. With the economy the way it is right now, everyone is cutting cost. This means fewer jobs. For those of you that are lucky enough to be on departmental leave, all the more to you, but start contacting your department to see if the position is being cut or placed on hold.

    For those planning on going to Iraq for the money, you may want to sit back and look at things. Keep in mind, if you are at an FOB, they are the first to close. If you think that you will be moved to a major base, think again. Major bases/locations are most likely full and cannot accept additional personnel. If you think company honor is going retain your job as well as position, you are on the cutting block like everyone else. This is not to sound negative, it is just a fact of life. Start planning now. Do not wait. If you are not saving money, START. Try to make sure that you have enough money in your bank account to get you through for a couple of months if by chance you have to go back home. There are so many times that I hear about people making big dollars and spending it. Once they leave the contract, there is nothing left. Now it is more critical as the big paying contracts are about over.

    Lastly, get used to this fact. Just because you have worked in Iraq/Afghanistan and was making the big dollars, that will come to an end. The contract world will go back to as it was where you make about 1/3 less, even in senior positions. The pay is comparable to the U.S. since you are not paying taxes in most situations. If you are offered a contract that pays $50K a year, do not turn your nose at it "Because I worked in Iraq"..... Life is now about who cares????? No one, you need a job and career growth. Sacrifice on your part must come into play as this is how it is going to be until the next big conflict. Which if you follow history, it is about every 35 years.

    On the next post, I will provide some contract opportunities and points of contacts. Give me about a week as I am really swamped with business issues. I never knew buying a company would take up so much time. I really just wanted to play golf.

    Chief Gale

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    It seems that it just keeps getting worse for us in Iraq. With a major draw-down looming, and none of us not knowing what's going to happen, we're all a bit worried.

    We just found out that they had told a bunch of FF's that they were going to be deployed in April and May and now they aren't going to send them. My buddy was suppose to be coming over, and they still haven't told him. When he tries WSI human resources, they never answer his calls or return his calls.

    He's already spent about $1000 getting all his medical stuff done, and now it just seems he's screwed.

    All we can hope for is that they start hiring more in Afganistan.

    Lowngo

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefGale View Post
    Hi all,

    Yes, Yes, Yes, I have been away for awhile. I have been in the process of buying my own company and getting into contract fire protection as well as risk management. Yes, it is my fault. I have been tracking the forum but just have not had time to respond as apparently my previous user name and password did not work.

    As far as the last forum post, you are correct, there is a drawdown coming to Iraq. I mentioned this previously in a thread. You may see some build up in Afghanistan for firefighters, but it will be minimal.

    As stated previously, look at the shift to LOGCAP IV. This is where everyone needs to be looking. Again though, keep in mind that the contract size will be smaller than what you are used to. Meaning, that most contracts will only look for senior fire officers and hire locally for the lower positions. This is not uncommon in foreign countries. Sooooooo, this means that if you are in the position to upgrade your certs, do not hesitate. Take the effort to get your certs.

    The other problems that you will face with the drawdown will be employment in the U.S.. With the economy the way it is right now, everyone is cutting cost. This means fewer jobs. For those of you that are lucky enough to be on departmental leave, all the more to you, but start contacting your department to see if the position is being cut or placed on hold.

    For those planning on going to Iraq for the money, you may want to sit back and look at things. Keep in mind, if you are at an FOB, they are the first to close. If you think that you will be moved to a major base, think again. Major bases/locations are most likely full and cannot accept additional personnel. If you think company honor is going retain your job as well as position, you are on the cutting block like everyone else. This is not to sound negative, it is just a fact of life. Start planning now. Do not wait. If you are not saving money, START. Try to make sure that you have enough money in your bank account to get you through for a couple of months if by chance you have to go back home. There are so many times that I hear about people making big dollars and spending it. Once they leave the contract, there is nothing left. Now it is more critical as the big paying contracts are about over.

    Lastly, get used to this fact. Just because you have worked in Iraq/Afghanistan and was making the big dollars, that will come to an end. The contract world will go back to as it was where you make about 1/3 less, even in senior positions. The pay is comparable to the U.S. since you are not paying taxes in most situations. If you are offered a contract that pays $50K a year, do not turn your nose at it "Because I worked in Iraq"..... Life is now about who cares????? No one, you need a job and career growth. Sacrifice on your part must come into play as this is how it is going to be until the next big conflict. Which if you follow history, it is about every 35 years.

    On the next post, I will provide some contract opportunities and points of contacts. Give me about a week as I am really swamped with business issues. I never knew buying a company would take up so much time. I really just wanted to play golf.

    Chief Gale

    Glad to see that you are still alive over there Chris, was beginning to worry about you. Still have your apartment in Bahrain? Rick still over there grinding it out? Send me an email sometime and let me know what new adventure you are pursuing now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefGale View Post
    Hi all,

    Yes, Yes, Yes, I have been away for awhile. I have been in the process of buying my own company and getting into contract fire protection as well as risk management. Yes, it is my fault. I have been tracking the forum but just have not had time to respond as apparently my previous user name and password did not work.

    As far as the last forum post, you are correct, there is a drawdown coming to Iraq. I mentioned this previously in a thread. You may see some build up in Afghanistan for firefighters, but it will be minimal.

    As stated previously, look at the shift to LOGCAP IV. This is where everyone needs to be looking. Again though, keep in mind that the contract size will be smaller than what you are used to. Meaning, that most contracts will only look for senior fire officers and hire locally for the lower positions. This is not uncommon in foreign countries. Sooooooo, this means that if you are in the position to upgrade your certs, do not hesitate. Take the effort to get your certs.

    The other problems that you will face with the drawdown will be employment in the U.S.. With the economy the way it is right now, everyone is cutting cost. This means fewer jobs. For those of you that are lucky enough to be on departmental leave, all the more to you, but start contacting your department to see if the position is being cut or placed on hold.

    For those planning on going to Iraq for the money, you may want to sit back and look at things. Keep in mind, if you are at an FOB, they are the first to close. If you think that you will be moved to a major base, think again. Major bases/locations are most likely full and cannot accept additional personnel. If you think company honor is going retain your job as well as position, you are on the cutting block like everyone else. This is not to sound negative, it is just a fact of life. Start planning now. Do not wait. If you are not saving money, START. Try to make sure that you have enough money in your bank account to get you through for a couple of months if by chance you have to go back home. There are so many times that I hear about people making big dollars and spending it. Once they leave the contract, there is nothing left. Now it is more critical as the big paying contracts are about over.

    Lastly, get used to this fact. Just because you have worked in Iraq/Afghanistan and was making the big dollars, that will come to an end. The contract world will go back to as it was where you make about 1/3 less, even in senior positions. The pay is comparable to the U.S. since you are not paying taxes in most situations. If you are offered a contract that pays $50K a year, do not turn your nose at it "Because I worked in Iraq"..... Life is now about who cares????? No one, you need a job and career growth. Sacrifice on your part must come into play as this is how it is going to be until the next big conflict. Which if you follow history, it is about every 35 years.

    On the next post, I will provide some contract opportunities and points of contacts. Give me about a week as I am really swamped with business issues. I never knew buying a company would take up so much time. I really just wanted to play golf.

    Chief Gale
    Chief,
    you mentioned that you were planning to post some oppurtunities within a week...
    Has the business dried out since than?

    As I am currently in a permanent federal job I am especially looking for rather a long term assignedment in the middle East rather than a twelve month tour.

    Is there also a significant business in the risk assemsement, planning/program management sector?

    Regards

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    Chief,
    Do youhave any information on Qatar and Camp As Sayliyah? I am looking at the possiblitity of accepting the fire chief's job there and the information on the department is , to be honest, non-existent. Can you help?

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    Hello all, and thank you all SO much for all of the info that you have posted over the last couple of years about contract firefighting (especially in the middle east).

    This thread has quieted down a LOT in the last couple of years especially, and I'm wondering if there is really much left in the way of contract FF positions, specifically in Iraq and Afghanistan. From what I've been reading it sounds like Iraq has been scaling back for the last 6-8 mos or so now, but I'm not finding much info about Afghanistan slots either, (I should be looking through kbr for Afghanistan, and WSI for Iraq, correct?). Between there not being much (or any) info on their sites, and things quieting down on the 'net in general (here and other forums), I'm starting to wonder if they are even still sending people over there.

    If anyone has any current-ish information they wouldn't mind passing my way, I'd greatly appreciate it! I don't really have a preference between Iraq or Afghanistan, just sounds like as of last year at least, Iraq was about done, and then everything just kinda dropped off.

    Thank you very much for your time!

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    still sending people over to iraq. there is a group leaving on the 17th of may and june 7th.

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    WSLLC (WSI) is still in Iraq and most likely will be until the end. It is true, they are shutting down quite a few sites as the military draws down. ITT and Dynacorp has Afghanistan. KBR has a very small footprint in Iraq! To my knowledge the only site they have left is the Greenzone. There are also a few other companies in Iraq. I think Sally Port and Fluor(sp) which also have very small footprints. With all the companies, if you don't have ARFF, I would think about getting it if you want to ensure yourself a job. I know for a fact that ITT requires it! Good luck to all, if you have any other questions, let me know, I'll do my best to answer them. I know it gets frustrating looking through all the old posts from 2-3 years ago trying to find current info!

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