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    Default i need some direction

    I have been looking into the firefighting field for quite some time but am unsure of alot of things and have quite a few questions concerning this. First is where do i start, volunteer, emt training, fire training? How long before i will be hired on full time with a company, i guess this depends on the training required and the preference of each company. I know you all have been through these steps and will know the best way to approach this, I figured what better way to get my information than from proffesional personel, any and all help would be GREATLY appreciated.

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    Will I would start with joining a volunteer dept. Because you will get good training and they generally pay for any Fire/Rescue related classes you want to take. Then diffently take a EMT class, because most depts. require it.
    I was a volunteer for 6yrs during which time I took a ton of class and obtained my EMT and Paramedic certification. 3 months after getting my Paramedic cert. I got hired on my first dept. and now I work for Las Vegas Fire Dept.
    Hope this helps.

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    thank you for your help in pointing me in the right direction i really appreciate it

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    Stop by your local FD and ask them what the requirments are. They should pay for all training, etc. They can help you with information specific to your area.
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