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any firefighters outside of California on here

Discussion in 'Firefighters' started by ezjumper8, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. Nov 17, 2018 at 10:24 AM
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    mipawlus

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    Isnt that something that is dept dependent?

    I know some depts give extra pay for certs, degrees, languages, etc
     
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  2. Nov 17, 2018 at 5:41 PM
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    Really, even after the passing of Houston's Prop 8 to put FD pay on par with PD?

    For what? I'm not being a smartass, I genuinely don't know.
     
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  3. Nov 19, 2018 at 6:21 AM
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    That is Texas min. to be certifiable. Each dept. has other requirements after that. Most now require ICS 100, 200, and 700. And now Safe Traffic course, and Courage To Be Safe courses completed.

    Advanced certs, time in service certs, and rescue or hazard mat training help you move up in hiring desirability.
     
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  4. Nov 19, 2018 at 6:22 AM
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    In order to apply for a firefighter cert in Texas, you MUST be trained to a State EMS level. Most require EMT-B, but technically ECA is all fire commission requires.
     
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  5. Nov 19, 2018 at 8:37 AM
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    Outstanding! Thanks you sir!
     
  6. Nov 19, 2018 at 8:44 AM
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    Philadelphia Firefighter here. Great job and affordable housing. You only need a high school diploma and a driver’s license to start. All of your training happens in the Fire Academy (FF 1 and 2 and EMT-B). Starting pay is about 48k/yr. Full pay at 70k without Overtime. And, we get plenty of OT. You should make about 100K with OT after 5 yrs of service.
     
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  7. Nov 22, 2018 at 5:49 AM
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    I’m with Phoenix, and it is similar to Philly for entry requirements other than your EMT cert. You need a high school diploma, CPAT, and EMT prior to your second round boards. Many candidates have their Fire 1&2 already, but it is not a necessity. Starting pay is the same, there is opportunity for advancement if you apply yourself.
     
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  8. Nov 22, 2018 at 5:51 AM
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    Was a volunteer firefighter, but now just on the water rescue team. Small towns like i live in only does volunteer.
     
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  9. Nov 22, 2018 at 10:19 AM
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  10. Nov 25, 2018 at 3:07 PM
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  11. Nov 25, 2018 at 3:18 PM
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    I'm on the other coast(East Coast) compared to most of these replies, and in eastern NC wages start mid 30's plus OT and most departments require EMT-B in order to be hired. Cost of living is low comparative to many states and also plenty of opportunities to have a part time job to supplement income.

    We work 24's.

    Raleigh is a pretty big department near me and they hire usually twice a year and have pretty good salary plus benefits etc..
     
  12. Nov 25, 2018 at 3:25 PM
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    Austin area firefighter here. I’ve been on for about three years and my wife and I make about the same amount of money. We don’t have kids, just three dogs. I work a fair amount of OT but the department has put me through advanced EMT school and also Paramedic school. We get cert pay for each level. Even with the cost of living we do well enough that we purchased our first home last year and we travel a bit. She has student loans but we don’t have any credit card debt. Take that for what it’s worth.
     
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  13. Nov 27, 2018 at 6:16 PM
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    Oh man, that’d be awesome! Do you have a link to the hiring page?
     
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  14. Nov 27, 2018 at 6:19 PM
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  15. Dec 26, 2018 at 8:46 AM
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    Central VA. Been a volunteer for 2 years. I am planning on going career after college.
     
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  16. Jan 9, 2019 at 10:44 AM
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    So I'm scheduled to start fire Academy in Feburary, what should I expect?
     
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  17. Jan 14, 2019 at 10:05 PM
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    Phoenix Fire has their application process open right now until February for those interested.
     
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