My dad has been a firefighter for over 25 years now and is Deputy Chief here in our home town. I am 27 and just finished my EMT Basic class and am about to attend Fire Academy to get my EMT I, Firefighter 1, 2, Wildland, Hasmat, and so on. I am really excited to go through this academy and Join a brotherhood. I have been married for a couple of years now and we have an 11month old boy.
What are some better paying areas for Firefighters around the U.S.? Any tips while I'm in the academy, other than work my ass off and study like theirs no tomorrow? Thanks!