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    I am in the military and currently deployed to Iraq, before i joined i was a volunteer in my town which made me realize that it would be the perfect career for me (im clearly not out for money). when i get back ill still have about a year and a half left in the army and after i plan to move back to Oregon and be a Firefighter. I was just looking for some advice on what i can do before i get out that will improve my chances of getting hired. i cant get my EMT-B until i get out but any other advice is greatly appreciated.

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    While you're deployed, try to get any Fire/Emergency Services Coursework completed in your spare time. It's not typically what I recommend first (the is: http://www.gethiredbyfire.com/?p=21), but as long as you're away in the military you can take advantage of online career related courses and work on a degree program. Once you're back, begin what I usually recommend in earnest. I would also pick up whatever downloadable materials you can get your hands on that help with mastering the testing process and begin practicing for the written/oral/physical agility portions of the testing. I'll have a free written exam prep download very soon on the blog, so just keep visiting or message me here.

    Best Regards...And Good For You Serving Your Country.

    Paul
    PaulC
    FF/EMTP
    City of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue
    gethiredbyfire.com & The Fire Jobs App

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      paul,

      Thank you for the help, the link definately made me feel better about what i have done up until now, before i joined i went through the EMT-B course, although ill have to retake it and i know that i want to stay in the Oregon,Washington area. i kind of figured that online classes were going to have to be my course of action while im over here. is it necessary in todays world to have a fire science degree to even be looked at for employment or could i get with a volunteer department when i get back and get some certs through them while also getting some on the job experience?. Again, thank you for your advice it is extremely helpful.

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