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Raytheon, Antartica

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  • nwfire17
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    Not sure if LtMedic has been there or not...

    I was there for two separate contracts, most recently in 2004-2005.

    Its a great contract, pay is pretty comparable to a starting fire job here in the states (40k per year and you don't pay for food or housing). I've done both Antarctica and Iraq, and truthfully I would go back to Antarctica first. Yes Iraq pays more, but Antarctica was more enjoyable.

    No, you won't earn any new certs while down there, but you will have a great time and have many experiences that no one else will ever have a chance to replicate.
    Per an above poster, no I'm not some science geek or a loner...

    All in all, this was a very enjoyable contract for me, and is one that I would consider going back to in the future.

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  • LtMedic35
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    Antarctica

    The pay just went up if you look at the new flyer on dodjobs.com.
    Last edited by LtMedic35; 10-20-2011, 06:42 AM.

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  • Allin4it
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    jalli78, so are you headin out?......yea, i been '' youtube'' and googling all i can about out there., ....being former millitary being away from home for four months is nothing, especially when being able to talk to your loved ones pretty much all the time......i guess the biggest thing for me to head out there is to make sure i get something out of it. '' connections '' to othere contract gigs.

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  • jalli1978
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    There were a few videos on life down there. Some videos are on Youtube.com and there is one called "Encounters at the End of the World". The movie makes life on the ice look interesting.

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  • jalli1978
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    I applied, interviewed and got the job also. One of the first questions I asked was obtaining more certs while on the ice. According to the person I interviewed with, they don't offer any certification classes whatsoever. Its not like being with a middle east contractor. Outside of an opportunity to be a firefighter on the south pole, there isn't much to offer. If you are a science geek or a loner its the place to be. If not, it may not be worth the money for 5 months.

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  • sflaff
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    and what's the process- pack up and go over, or you have to go to some kind of boot camp? If you do more searching, you will find various sites with photos describing life there, and pictures. How is the pay? You doing the 4 month contract?

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  • Jmason66
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    nah man I believe you, They was contacting me until I told them I didn't have my Emt, April told me to get it and call her back... But I think it will be a cool gig, and when I get my Emt I'm going to apply again. Are you taking the winter over contract?

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  • Allin4it
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    Thanks fire49,
    jmason66, they arent playin around I applied, next day got phone call to set up interiew, had my phone interview , got the call the next day sayin i got the job......all in a week.,

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  • Jmason66
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    Hey Bro I had them all over me also, until I told them I didn't have Emt. But April asked me when I could get it and I told her that I'm taking it in Jan., I guess it is hard for them to get people to go there because of the pay and the conditions

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  • fire49
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    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...ight=Antartica

    there are other posts if you search Antartica

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  • fire49
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    you might do a search, I think there are some posts

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  • Allin4it
    started a topic Raytheon, Antartica

    Raytheon, Antartica

    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

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