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    Thinking of trying to get an overseas contract job. Anybody have insight on it? Steps to take. Pros and cons. Inside info. Thanks!

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    FF/EMT. No ARFF. The contracts have reopened due to US sending troops back because of ISIS. I have found numerous ones that's have opened within the last few weeks. Contracts have also stated as long as they fill their ARFF quota they will hire non ARFF and send all FFs through ARFF upon arrival on base.

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    • #3
      You are going to have a tough time without ARFF. Since I was there last they never did any ARFF certification over there only leadership like Officer, Instructor, Inspector etc. Its easier to hire someone with ARFF than go through and certify someone. Hope that doesn't discourage you. good luck!

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      • #4
        You are going to have an almost impossible time getting on an overseas contract unless you have the following certs all in either ProBoard, IFSAC, or DOD accreditation.

        FF I/II
        ARFF
        D/O Pumper
        D/O MWS
        D/O ARFF
        HAZMAT TECH
        Telecommunicator I&II
        ICS 100 &200
        State certified EMT
        Some require NREMT
        (Some take EMR now)

        The more certs you have the better. The ones I listed above have become the bare minimum for most contracts.
        Last edited by Lasko189; 04-26-2016, 09:07 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BJ_G View Post
          Contracts have also stated as long as they fill their ARFF quota they will hire non ARFF and send all FFs through ARFF upon arrival on base.
          Maybe so, but they're going to have a glut of folks who already have ARFF, so do yourself a favor and get it. Yes, it'll cost you a nickel or two, but it's an investment in yourself/your future.

          https://teex.org/documentsresources/ARFF_Courses.pdf


          http://www.alabamafirecollege.org/to...t-fire-fighter

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BJ_G View Post
            Contracts have also stated as long as they fill their ARFF quota they will hire non ARFF and send all FFs through ARFF upon arrival on base.
            Contracts? What contracts? There hasn't been anything done like this for quite some time (at least 2008 by my reckoning). Listen to Tikcuf and Lasko and get them here and now or you will NOT be competitive. There are way more contract firefighters out there than there are contract positions now.
            "When you are safe at home, you wish you were having an adventure-when you're having an adventure, you wish you were safe at home"

            --Thornton Wilder

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            • #7
              and confined space rescue...

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              • #8
                KBR Iraq is hiring and pays more than ever due to US troops drawing down.

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