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    Cool Can non-U.S. citizens become firefighters in the state of Florida?

    I am a permanent Florida resident (non-U.S. citizen) who recently got accepted into medical school in Miami, but am thinking of rejecting it to pursue a career in firefighting. After some online research, I have noticed that some stations have a citizenship requirement, while others do not. Does the state of Florida have a U.S. citizen requirement to become a firefighter? Or does it depend on the city?

    I do have a Green Card (my wife is American), and expect to obtain my citizenship within the next three to four years. However, within the next year I plan to be finished with both my EMT and Firefighting I & II certifications, and would hate to have to sit around and wait for my immigration status to change. Any help would be appreciated... thanks.

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    http://www.fldfs.com/sfm/bfst/Standard/StdFFCrt.htm

    To work for each city, may vary.

    But seriously, give up med school, to become a Fireman?
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    Yes, we have 3 Englanders, not all were full citizens when they got hired.
    If your going to cry about doing the job you signed up for do us all a favor and quit, there are plenty of dedicated people standing in line for the best job in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy View Post
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    But seriously, give up med school, to become a Fireman?
    Yes sir... I wanted to become a firefighter after high school, but my father talked me out of it. In my opinion, I can help the community more as a firefighter than as a physician... to each, his/her own. Thanks.

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    Thank you for your responses.

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