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    Question Willow Grove, PA ????

    Anyone out there working at NAS Willow Grove FD? I was tenatively selected and was curious as to the tempo, types of runs, etc.... Also, isn't the base on the BRAC list? What are the steps in finding work on other bases?


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    Check your PM's dude.
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    Make that 2 PM's...

    ok, Don't have them enabled, disregard.

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    Oakie, give us your email or enable your PM's....Between JT and myself, I think we can convince you to stay put..........
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    haha, come on now... it's not THAT bad... ok, nevermind, it was.

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    i heard it sucks short staffed, treated like crap i put in for there but when i heard that im glad i didnt get it. i heard mecanicsburg aitn much better. something about NAGE(their union)
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    I am looking to get my foot in the door. I have been out of it for three years now and need to get back in somehow. I have had other offers from Rucker,Corpus Christi,Ft. Gordon, but the wife wants to move closer to family in Delaware.

    What are PM's and why should I check them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakleytyler
    I am looking to get my foot in the door. I have been out of it for three years now and need to get back in somehow. I have had other offers from Rucker,Corpus Christi,Ft. Gordon, but the wife wants to move closer to family in Delaware.

    What are PM's and why should I check them?
    pm= private messages. so u dont have to say certain things out loud

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    Quote Originally Posted by firedawg312
    i heard it sucks short staffed, treated like crap i put in for there but when i heard that im glad i didnt get it. i heard mecanicsburg aitn much better. something about NAGE(their union)
    I work in M-burg. It is a LOT better. Granted both places have the same chief, we are a whole other world there!!

    And we are not NAGE (thank God) but we are AFGE, and working on getting our IAFF on base. We currently have an off-base local. Our AFGE has been awesome for us, but it's not exclusive to the FD, and there are a few things that need to re-worked, but overall, they are pretty good to us.

    I'll email you the rest of the info on WG, this is not the right place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTFIRE80
    I work in M-burg. It is a LOT better. Granted both places have the same chief, we are a whole other world there!!

    And we are not NAGE (thank God) but we are AFGE, and working on getting our IAFF on base. We currently have an off-base local. Our AFGE has been awesome for us, but it's not exclusive to the FD, and there are a few things that need to re-worked, but overall, they are pretty good to us.
    sorry im just going by what i have been told. and the NAGE thing was ment for WG
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    Quote Originally Posted by oakleytyler
    Anyone out there working at NAS Willow Grove FD? I was tenatively selected and was curious as to the tempo, types of runs, etc.... Also, isn't the base on the BRAC list? What are the steps in finding work on other bases?
    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DONT DO IT!!!!!!
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    Do not do it. Whatever you just stay away far far away.

    It was the worse place I ever worked.

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    is anybody on this thread still there?? Military or civilian??
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    Hey are you guys Navy Regional Mid Atlantic?

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    Thumbs up Thanks for the warning

    I turned down WG today. Thanks FWDbuff and JTfire80 for the insight!

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    Good call, for your own sanity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piker311
    Hey are you guys Navy Regional Mid Atlantic?
    You can call it that, we feel like red headed stepchildren though!!

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    Eh you're more like a blonde screwed up kinda step child.

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    The only reasonable way to accept a job there now, would be knowing that they're on the BRAC list, and hoping they close soon so you get put where you want.... but I don't think they're gonna close, so you're better off not taking it...

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