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    Default Looking for info on Vandenberg AFB Fire Dept

    I might be relocating to the West Coast. Im looking for info on Vandenberg's FD. Apparatus, Number of Stations etc.....

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    Matt,

    I know someone who works at Vandenburg as a Fire Fighter. Her email is firenmarine@verison.net (i think) and she will answer all your questions. If that email does not work, email me at ylengine210@yahoo.com. My internet keeps debugging and shutting down. Just tell her Kevin from Plant 42 gave you her email.

    They have 7 stations, that much I know.


    Did you ever make any head way with the Chiefs at Vandenberg as far as getting them to hire you?

    How far is Whitney and Pratt from Laurel, MD? I might need a job soon.

    Kevin

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    I worked there active duty from 86-90 so what I say may very well be outdated. They had 7 stations at the time covering a base about 35 miles long. Lots of missile activity meaning lots of standbys during fueling/launching ops. Big airfield with no assigned aircraft except search/rescue helicopters. the personnel was about a 50-50 mix of civilian and military. They have their own dedicated hotshot crew. Being a missile/show base they always seemed to have a lot of money so things were pretty much top of the line. All in all, I had a great time and would go back if only the cost of living wasn't so outrageous!

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    I had sent her an email via the arff forum. I hadnt heard much back.

    I had a long conversation with Chief Farias. He requested a letter of interest and a resume. Right now I'm just trying to weigh all my options. My other half lives in California. She doesn't love the idea of moving East.

    Pratt & Whitney Fire is a great stepping stone but not a career maker. Unfortunately more and more of Pratt's business is going overseas. At one point there was 130 Firefighters at Pratt. now there is only 17 of us.







    Quote Originally Posted by arff42 View Post
    Matt,

    I know someone who works at Vandenburg as a Fire Fighter. Her email is firenmarine@verison.net (i think) and she will answer all your questions. If that email does not work, email me at ylengine210@yahoo.com. My internet keeps debugging and shutting down. Just tell her Kevin from Plant 42 gave you her email.

    They have 7 stations, that much I know.


    Did you ever make any head way with the Chiefs at Vandenberg as far as getting them to hire you?

    How far is Whitney and Pratt from Laurel, MD? I might need a job soon.

    Kevin

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