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  • ANY Fire Dept. that take laterals?

    I am a Firefghters of 8+ years paid and now would like to relocate.
    Florida, Texas, anywhere!
    If you know of ANY Fire depts. that will take laterals please let me know.

    Thanks!

  • #2
    There's quite a few depts. in CA that take laterals. San Jose, San Francisco, Sacramento, and many others hire laterals about once a year.

    They all require a medic license, however.

    Hope this helps.

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    • #3
      Sacramento City Fire (Sac City) and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire (Sac Metro) Does. Here Are There Websites. Hope This Answers Your Question.

      Sac City

      Http://www.cityofsacramento.org/fire

      Sac Metro

      Http://www.smfd.ca.gov

      They should have contact info as to who to talk to regarding laderal transfer.
      Bruce Baker

      Medic Student, EMT-I, EMT-I instructor, Haz-Mat FRO


      Fraternal Order Of Paramedics Society Member

      R.I.P. 343, 9/11/01, God Bless America.
      "ALWAYS REMEMBER, NEVER FORGET!"

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      • #4
        Re: ANY Fire Dept. that take laterals?

        Originally posted by nozzle516
        I am a Firefghters of 8+ years paid and now would like to relocate.
        Florida, Texas, anywhere!
        If you know of ANY Fire depts. that will take laterals please let me know.

        Thanks!
        What are you asking as in "lateral"

        A job where you go in as a FF/Capt, or FF/Medic? If so yes, lots do. If they are hiring for the positions.

        If you are asking for if they will keep your 8 years seniority, Usually Not, some county/City combinations might do it. OR your best bet, if you are PERS (Retirement system), you can sometimes trade to another state if they accept PERS transfers.

        However, In-Department, you are usually a newbie even with 20 years experience. You dont know the area, the trucks, the types of calls, departmental policies and procedures, and you dont know the people you are working with.

        Gerard

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        • #5
          Lateral

          Firerecruit.com has alot of lateral positions advertised. It cost $7.20 a month though. I feel it is worth it if you get the job you want.
          WVa FF/EMT

          I use an axe and I use a hose
          I walk my boots where others won't go

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          • #6
            I did hear a rumour that Albuquerque, NM was going to be hiring laterals, but I cant confirm it at this time,but if I hear anything definite, I will post it.

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            • #7
              As to the rumor that the City of Albuquerque Fire Dept(A.F.D.)is going to hire laterals, that is a negative. We hired two classes of laterals about a year ago.
              Currently, there are no plans to do it again. And, if the general feelings among the rank and file on the street are any indicator, it deffinatly will not happen again any time soon. Unfortunatly, there is some resentment towards the lateral hires. I'm not really sure why.
              We have a class going thru the Academy right now. They were hired by the usual testing process.
              The A.F.D. hires about twenty or thirty firefighters each year. Contact the A.F.D. Academy to be notified when testing is to begin. The test is given every year as the list is only good for one years time.

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              • #8
                Raleigh, NC has been known to hire laterals in the past.

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