I am a FF/PM in Florida and considering moving out to LA to be with family. I see that LA City has a hiring freeze, but the County shows an ongoing process. I've heard that the process can take up to a year to get hired, but how long does it really take?
I know I would have to do my national registry for my medic, and attend their Fire academy which should be no problem; but I wanted to know if my certs would also be of benefit to me if I apply. I have my DE, HazMat, and Wildland certs.
In regards to benefits and retirement, which dept is better? I am going to dedicate 30 yrs more of service on top of the 3yrs I currently have.