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Any CAL FIRE guys?

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by Stillfly199, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Nov 9, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    Stillfly199

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    I know there is at least one on here, anyone else?
     
  2. Nov 9, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    I know there's a few of them on here somewhere. I'm a volunteer with the City of Dos Palos and a PCF with Merced County.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    Merced county, i've worked with a couple captains from MMU
     
  4. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    im an fire explorer right now, trying to get into a cal fire crew, ive applied at 4 places so far. hopefully.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    Apply everywhere man. Everywhere that isnt going to kill you in driving distance.
     
  6. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:48 PM
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    yeah, i live in bakersfield and last week i drove to sandiego, san bernandino, river side and san luis obispo. 17 hours of driving in one day .thats what sucks about applying for the southern regions. next week ill do a few more.
     
  7. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    Ya the application process sucks, but its worth it. The money is great. Make sure you go visit stations and talk to captains and engineers.
     
  8. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    i really want to get in a crew this summer, im applying BLM aswell. Being an explorer doesnt pay anything lol.
     
  9. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    You talking about an engine or a hand crew?
     
  10. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    Did you apply in Visalia? Or do you want to get out of the valley?
     
  11. Nov 16, 2009 at 1:23 AM
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    im applying for both
     
  12. Nov 16, 2009 at 1:24 AM
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    im going to apply everywhere, i need a job!
     
  13. Nov 16, 2009 at 8:24 AM
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    Ya, apply everywhere. I dont know about down there but I know up here in the north CAL FIRE only has the inmate hand crews. If they have extra firefighters on a staffing pattern they will turn them into a hand crew. Are you applying for you forest service?
     
  14. Nov 16, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    yes ill be applying there as well.
     
  15. Nov 16, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    I was planning on applying for this summer but i didnt get my 67 hour cert and iv heard its basically useless without it.
     
  16. Dec 19, 2009 at 6:12 AM
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    Hello. Not Cal Fire exactly but am a full time FF/PM in a state contract county. Close enough! :)
     
  17. Dec 19, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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    Let me guess, Marin county? :D
     
  18. Dec 19, 2009 at 8:45 AM
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    Not completely useless but it def. makes you more marketable...Get that cert. asap. I got mine a year ago and got offered 3 positions. I decided to continue my career in land use planning instead of working for the state seasonally because I found out my wife and I were going to have a baby back then.
     
  19. Dec 19, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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    Ya you gotta do whatever you can do to get that cert. If you have to drive to get it, its gonna make it worth it in the long run.
     
  20. Dec 19, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    Nah. Santa Barbara. Can't beat the Central Coast!
     
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