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    Question Entry level red card cert.

    I am a volunteer firefighter from CT and I am looking to get certified in FFT2. I have gone online and found some places that offer this course with and without sponsership. The one I am looking at is called Colorodo Firecamp, Does anyone have any information on this facility. Or has anyone been there, or know anyone who has, who can give me some feedback on it. If you know of any other places that are good please let me know. Thanks for the help and stay safe.

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    I know here in minnesota our dnr provides the training for free if your already apart of a fire dept/ems dept. Not sure if that helps but i figure it might help save money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AXE471WFD View Post
    I am a volunteer firefighter from CT and I am looking to get certified in FFT2. I have gone online and found some places that offer this course with and without sponsership. The one I am looking at is called Colorodo Firecamp, Does anyone have any information on this facility. Or has anyone been there, or know anyone who has, who can give me some feedback on it. If you know of any other places that are good please let me know. Thanks for the help and stay safe.
    I think there is a wildland academy in New York on Long Island every fall.

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    Axe, if you could swing it, get a job with the feds for the summer here out west. They will pay you for the training as part of the job. You won't pay anything towards a retirement, and your health bene's are entirely out of pocket unless it's a LODI, or you got some insurance from somewhere else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RxFire View Post
    Axe, if you could swing it, get a job with the feds for the summer here out west. They will pay you for the training as part of the job. You won't pay anything towards a retirement, and your health bene's are entirely out of pocket unless it's a LODI, or you got some insurance from somewhere else.
    Wouldn't happen to have a web site would you?

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    Just good old USAJOBS.gov ... however this link is set up to take you straight to the series search, where you will look for 0462 and 0455 series - Forestry Technician and Range Technician respectively. I would do multiple searches, searching small geographic areas instead of just the whole state. It's getting a bit late, but once you apply, also call where you apply to make your name stick out better among the masses. Some places may have special hiring authority (like prefered hiring of students) in place you can take advantage of, so definately do some calling and make use of all those minutes the cell phone companies rob you of.

    For more info, search this forum... this is a commmon question and has been answered multiple times.
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    If you aren't driving, just being a body to dig and squirt, I don't know if there is a problem with your vision. If you are licensed to drive regular cars and trucks, you probably will be allowed to as well on the job. Ideally that's a question to pose to whoever is offering you the job. I don't know what the medical standards are that seasonals are held to... and if you get signed off by the doc, you should be good to go, once CHS (contracted medical quacks ) reviews you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RxFire View Post
    If you aren't driving, just being a body to dig and squirt, I don't know if there is a problem with your vision. If you are licensed to drive regular cars and trucks, you probably will be allowed to as well on the job. Ideally that's a question to pose to whoever is offering you the job. I don't know what the medical standards are that seasonals are held to... and if you get signed off by the doc, you should be good to go, once CHS (contracted medical quacks ) reviews you.
    RxFire,

    If he is legally blind in one eye and has to go through the new medicals that are being required, he will probably unfortunately not pass and get hired. I work with a guy that is blind in one eye and has been doing wildland firefighting for several years until this new medical. He was denied clearance and also lost his appeal.

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