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  • #16
    Originally posted by Allin4it View Post
    I got these guys knockin down my door 1 day after i sent my app in.... was wondering if anyone ever did some time out on the ice...They pay isnt all that great, but im lookin to obtain more certs while out there, boost my resume and ultimately make connections to get me out too the middle east in the future. Would appreciate the feed back on some people who have been out there or currently out there!. thanks
    There are a couple people from "the ice" on this message board.

    I went in 08/09 and 09/10 Summer and Win-Fly + Summer.

    I worked with Raytheon and I worked at both McMurdo and South Pole.

    The pay has gotten better I heard, as they raise the requirements to go down there. You won't be able to obtain any certs down there, just bragging rights, as the Department down there doesn't do DoD certs or any certifiable training. There are a couple former Middle East people there, but not a whole bunch. If you have any other questions let me know.

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    • #17
      yes, who to call. I'd like to call first to see if I'm eligible due to my age (44) before I go thru filling out all the paperwork.

      also- the guys that got hired- going straight over, or training/academy/bootcamp first?
      thanks.

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      • #18
        Raytheon, Antartica

        So what certs are mandatory for employment with Raytheon? And is it worth it? Please reply to my email if possible. [email protected]

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        • #19
          Hazmat ops, FF1, FF2, ARFF, Emt. and a vaild passport.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Jmason66 View Post
            Hazmat ops, FF1, FF2, ARFF, Emt. and a vaild passport.
            I got grandfathered in without ARFF, but you do need it down there now, just to confirm that. It was funny, I went down my first season, spend almost all of it out at the airfield and I wasn't ARFF certified, but that is ice logic for you.

            Also, make sure you aren't in any legal trouble; that you can't travel to New Zealand. They don't take felons and such (but if you have that kind of legal trouble you can't really be in the fire service)

            They had one guy on my flight who got in trouble in Australia (a while back) and since New Zealand and Australia have a legal agreement, they had to fly that guy back to the states, because they refused to let him enter the country.

            But yea, good luck...Antarctica is wicked cool

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            • #21
              Vinnell

              I am new to this contract thing. I have applied with vinnell and was told that my application had been forward to Saudi, but that was about 7 weeks ago and I have not heard from anyone. I have been in contact with one of the recruiters and he does not have any new info for me. Is this normal and does anyone know if there are looking to put any firefighters on at this time? Thanks for your help.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by BBaumg View Post
                I am new to this contract thing. I have applied with vinnell and was told that my application had been forward to Saudi, but that was about 7 weeks ago and I have not heard from anyone. I have been in contact with one of the recruiters and he does not have any new info for me. Is this normal and does anyone know if there are looking to put any firefighters on at this time? Thanks for your help.
                There are openings. What certs do you have?

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                • #23
                  Firefighter I,II, Instructor I,Fire Officer I, Haz mat opps and awareness,Haz mat tech, Emt-b, Ics 100 and 200. I have some aicraft firefighting but that was while I was in the service and don't have those records as of yet.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by BBaumg View Post
                    Firefighter I,II, Instructor I,Fire Officer I, Haz mat opps and awareness,Haz mat tech, Emt-b, Ics 100 and 200. I have some aicraft firefighting but that was while I was in the service and don't have those records as of yet.
                    The requirements are here. Of course they all need to be DOD IFSAC or Proboard

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                    • #25
                      They are all IFSAC. I am going to try to contact my recruiter again today and see if he has any new info yet. Thanks for the info.

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                      • #26
                        they can be state certs also.

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                        • #27
                          Editing/deleting my comment because I just realized the link wasn't about Antarctica.
                          Last edited by Tikcuf9905; 10-21-2011, 07:03 PM. Reason: I realized the link wasn't for Antarctica.

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                          • #28
                            haha sorry same here, I didn't see that he posted a different link and was talking about another gig.

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                            • #29
                              No worries, dude. I just didn't want to leave my comment up there because it was related to the cert requirements. I didn't want anyone thinking "Ooh, no ARFF now" for the polar project. My own fault, I should've looked at more than the list of certs before commenting.

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                              • #30
                                quick tips

                                Originally posted by philfirerescue View Post
                                I got grandfathered in without ARFF, but you do need it down there now, just to confirm that. It was funny, I went down my first season, spend almost all of it out at the airfield and I wasn't ARFF certified, but that is ice logic for you.

                                Also, make sure you aren't in any legal trouble; that you can't travel to New Zealand. They don't take felons and such (but if you have that kind of legal trouble you can't really be in the fire service)

                                They had one guy on my flight who got in trouble in Australia (a while back) and since New Zealand and Australia have a legal agreement, they had to fly that guy back to the states, because they refused to let him enter the country.

                                But yea, good luck...Antarctica is wicked cool
                                I forgot to add that if you go down to the ice, invest in a rubber cover for your MP3 player. Static electricity down there can zap your ipod and kill it. Also your laptop might need a new battery when you get back, the power fluctuates down there and can hurt that too.

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