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    Sep 2007

    Default Greeting for SW Florida.

    I found ya'll while reasearching a career change. Ive been doing a lot of lurking and this site seems to be a great source of information . So I thought I'd jump in with a few questions. I am 36 years old and have been looking in to a career as a FF/EMT, seems a bit late in life for this kind of move but its something I have always wanted to do . So here come the questions ......
    What makes a good candidate coming from the civilian world ? As side from the physical fitness aspects of the job . There reason I ask is that in my other life , or atleast for the past 7-8 years part of my hobby/part time job has been to train Fire Depts ( in every thing from Open Water Scuba to Advanced Search and rescue ( including Full Face MasK, Dry Suits , Surface Supplied Air, pretty much any of the Basics in or in the water)I also have Instructor Ratings for ASHI infant child/First Aid/BLS and Aed) along with a few others both Technical and Commercial. Ive had a lot of diffrent opinions from the Captains and LT's that we have trained but wanted to hear from some other folks who werent there to pass a class (haha) Any how I will be starting my EMT this month and plan on Fire School in Feb with an eye towards Dive Search and Rescue down the line , would love to hear any words of wisdom .

    Thanks In advance and sorry for such a long first post.


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    Hello from Indiana and welcome to the forum.

    Brady Lewis
    Spanish 4 Emergencies - Free Online Spanish Language Training for Fire/EMS/Police/Dispatch

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    welcome to the site,enjoy.
    "sauver ou périr"

    "courage et dévouement"

    2 french mottoes in french fire service.

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