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    I'm currently a FF/EMT-B at Camp Lejeune, however I'm interested in transfering to Colorado Springs. I was wondering if anyone can give me any info on how the department works and what certs they are looking for.

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    If you are interested in the Air Force Academy you will have a tough time getting in there unless you are Air Force. Their FF postions require the basic certs including ARFF. Peterson AFB, Ft. Carson and Schriever AFB are all in the Colorado Springs area.

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    I currently have DOD-FFII, ARFF, Haz-Mat Tech, & Emt- B. I'm only two classes away from Driver operator. Is this a good start for Colorado Spring's bases. How secure are these bases?

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    I don't know about the other bases, but one of my instructors here at the academy was stationed at Shriever, and most of the buildings on that base have standing orders not to extinguish. That's right, their pre-fire plans actually say that if certain buildings catch on fire to just protect exposures and let the ****er burn.
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    The bases here are as secure as they need to be. Schriever has lots of high tech stuff, I doubt that they would let much of it burn. All their stuff is fairly new and the facilities have sprinkler or other supression systems. It is a secure facility, so is NORAD. Ft. Carson, USAFA and Peterson are normal operations with the usual security stuff. A portion of the AFA is open to the public and they typically get about 1 million visitors per year.

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    Is Ft. Carson one of the better base to be a firefighter. As far, do they take calls and training serously?

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    Stay with the marine corps bro. They tend to have more money for training and equipment....... MANY people I know have tried to lateral over to an Air Force Fire Department, but they tend to hook up their own before they will take gs firefighters from another service, even though we're all DOD.

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    The Marine Corps may have more money for training and equipment, but if your base will not take training serious and learn to use the equipment what is the point of having it.

    I would just like to be a firefighter at a base that takes pride in there jobs.

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    Im @ Ft Carson... email me @ logan.rodgers@us.army.mil for info


    This is by far the place to be..... heres our web site too... www.carson.army.mil/fire

    Huge wildland mission, major highways in district, strong mutual/auto aid and a base pop. of 103,000. Great people too!!


    NO... I know for fact Schriever doesnt have orders to let it burn... I think your instructor is pulling you chains. Some of my best friends work out there.

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    Thanks ColoradoFireGuy, I will e-mail you in the next couple of days.

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    ColoradoFireGuy my e-mail adress is Rautry2@ec.rr.com. I sent you a e-mail I am not sure if it went though.

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    try this one... logrod1980@yahoo.com

    my work email isnt doin so good these days

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    Coloradofireguy, I tried your home and work email again. Let me know if it went though.

    Thanks

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