03-26-2008, 08:45 PM #1
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.....
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Fire Dept
03-26-2008, 11:25 PM #2
- Join Date
- Mar 2007
- Anaheim Hills, CA
I know someone who works at Vandenburg as a Fire Fighter. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org (i think) and she will answer all your questions. If that email does not work, email me at email@example.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.
03-27-2008, 05:12 AM #3
- Join Date
- Nov 2005
I worked there active duty from 86-90 so what I say may very well be outdated.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!
03-27-2008, 12:03 PM #4
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.
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