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    I've always longed to do something special for people. Whether it was to serve in the military to keep our country safe, be a firefighter to keep your property and lives safe, or to be a paramedic and help people's lives that way.
    I have to admit I'm one of those guys who's always been gung ho on things that really interest me. I wanted to be in the military so I joined the Marine Corps. I wanted to be a firefighter so I got my degree in Fire Science. I wanted to help people and better my chance in getting on a fire department so I got my degree in Paramedicine. I wanted to be a rescue diver so I got SCUBA certified. Do you see how I am just a little? I really am interested on getting on a department that has a decent involvement with every aspect of fire and rescue( Haz-Mat, EMS, swiftwater rescue, technical rescue, dive rescue and recovery, confined space,and of course fire suppression, etc,etc). I would love to be involved in all of these things. Now the hard part is finding a department that does all of these things to a high standard and pays decent. I just want to be a good fireman who gets on a department that prides itself with excellent training and personnel.If anyone has any suggestions please help. Thank you

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    Check out www.charlottefire.org. We do it all.

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    What's the deal with the multiple posts?
    Just someone trying to help! (And by the way....Thanks for YOUR help!)

    Aggressive does not have to equal stupid.

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    http://www.dcfd.com/

    http://www.dcfire.com/

    Check out the top of the page on the second link for hiring info.

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    I am hoping to join the Milwaukee fire department (they should be taking apps soon), and eventually I would like to be a part of the heavy urban rescue team. does anyone have any info about how much experience it takes before being accepted to a special team? what kind of person do they look for? how the job differs from non-special teams? etc, etc. thanks.

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