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Volunteer/Paid On-call FF

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by 45acp, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Apr 27, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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    45acp

    45acp [OP] Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    Boring, Wisconsin
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    Decided to try my hand at firefighting as a career. I was told at the local tech college that since there was a limited number of openings for the classes, they pretty much won't even look at the application unless I was already a volunteer.
    I turned in the application earlier this week for the town's 'paid on-call' ff position. Few questions for you guys.

    I assume this isn't like a 'normal' application process with a very limited number a slots available? Do they conduct the background check before contacting you? Would I treat this like other job applications and call every so often for updates?
    Is there anything I should be aware of with this process?
     
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