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  • Career change within the fire service

    Delete me!
    Last edited by CJFor; 06-26-2019, 12:17 AM.

  • #2
    I made he jump and love it, but not all people are cut out for the job. To me you have to want to do it, want to learn, to do a good job,

    So before this did you have some career goals??? An asst chief, BC, Chief other???

    How many years did you plan on, till you retired?

    Yes missing the shift days off is a minus. If you can somehow get to four day work weeks, that is great!! we did it for awhile.

    So what does the Fire Marshal do??

    Does he have the backing of the Chief and city hall??? Very important, this is a political job.

    What will your duties be?

    Any shift guys help out with inspections??

    If you do inspections, you go from being the person everyone wants to see, to oh no it is the fire inspector.

    I keep saying operations is a young mans game, Yes I have seen older guys run circles around young ones.

    Will become Fire Marshal within the next 5 years (our current Fire Marshal will be retiring in 3-5 years) Do not count on it

    - Ability to work from home at times (scheduling, data entry from inspections, preplanning) Do not count on it.


    • #3
      Same as before
      Last edited by CJFor; 06-26-2019, 12:18 AM.


      • #4
        Sounds like you kind of know what is going on.

        i jumped when I was around your age. Still had a sound body, just tired of shift work, plus got married a couple years prior.

        i would say try to get a clear understanding of what the priorities are. The job as you see can have many aspects and they can take a lot of a person?s time. So sometimes things will fall to the side, as long as everyone understands that.

        you might also clarify if you ever want to go back to shift, what are the options.

        yea I love classes also, been to NFA for inspection and investigation. Highly suggest there, if you have not been.

        Which state are you in???


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