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Need advice from firefighters/EMS personnel

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by Justin W, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Justin W

    Justin W [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I am currently on active duty in the Army serving abroad in Afghanistan. Im an infantryman,and have served for 6 years. Firefighting has always been something that i have wanted to do. I have served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. I want begin a new chapter in my career. Anyways here is a link to the program i want to enroll in: http://www.laniertech.edu/AcademicPrograms/flyers/s-35.pdf

    Please guys any and all advice will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Krazie Sj

    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

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    Do it. It's a rewarding career. I love my job, I love working with Fire and Police and there's nothing like parting traffic like Moses and the red sea.

    Good luck with it!
     
  3. Justin W

    Justin W [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man!!! If you dont mind me asking what is the pay like? am i gonna be struggling living pay check to pay check with a meager salary?
     
  4. Krazie Sj

    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

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    I'm up in Canukistan and we make very good money for what we do. Specially when you start tagging shift premiums in there. You'd have to wait for some of the other EMS/Fire personal from the states to answer that, cause I'd hate to pull a number from my ass and be completely wrong.
     
  5. Nirvana

    Nirvana Long time lurker, first time poster.

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    Like most jobs your pay will depend on where you work, who you work for(local/hospital ambulance company, national company like AMR), and what level of EMT you are. Without overstepping my bounds, I've heard firefighters get paid based on specialty knowledge as well (high angle extractions, swift water rescue, HAZMAT) but I'm sure someone else can correct that if I'm wrong.

    Good luck man, I'm sure you'll love the field!
     
  6. Justin W

    Justin W [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Cool bro! Like I said earlier im open to any and all advice, input, 2 cents, etc. It is all appreciated!
     
  7. Justin W

    Justin W [OP] Well-Known Member

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    C'mon dudes i know there are more of ya'll out there. Let me hear your input!
     
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    The pay depends on where you work and what type of skills you have, I work in the Norcal/ SF are and the pay ranges from 75,000-100,000$ a year and that is without overtime or holiday pay.
     
  9. fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    here it can start out from 20000 full time to triple digits, depending on where what position OT ect...
     
  10. Justin W

    Justin W [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ok. what certs do you guys recommend that i get so i can be competitive?
     
  11. fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    depends on the agency, some it doesnt matter one bit what experiance you have others preffer firefighter I&II and EMT-B....if youre gonne get certs get your emt...
     
  12. Justin W

    Justin W [OP] Well-Known Member

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    alright did you get a chance to look at the link i posted? that is what im looking at doing.
    I also really appreciate this feedback!!
     
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