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  • EngineerDan
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    Re: what to think about

    Do you have your DOD FF certificate? You can probably recieve reciprosity in almost any state if you have your DOD (takes the place of FF1 and FF2)

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  • CaptBob
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    Presentation Skills

    Kevin is right that I believe it all comes down to presentation skills in the oral board. I've seen candidates with great credentials and never made it above the top 50% on the list. Armed with the proper presentation skills these same candidates could have their chest all puffed out with a badge quicker than you think.

    They could be waiting for that next call at the firehouse during the holidays and can't believe they made it!

    For more on testing secrets, check out the Career Articles under the Job section of this web site.

    Nothing counts 'til you get the badge . . . Nothing!

    "Captain Bob"

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    Last edited by CaptBob; 11-11-2003, 09:28 PM.

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  • kghemtp
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    As my colleagues have said, paramedic is a terrific way to go. Having exposure to the fire service with the military, and I'm sure classes for such, would make you attractive to a great many civilian jobs in municipal services. If paramedic is in your plan, I would say go for it. Hell, even being 1/2 done when you apply would still give you an impressive resume. If not, I would seriously consider EMT-Intermediate and any other fire modules you can find. CaptBob would probably say that it's not necessarily the resume & certifications that land the job; it's the presentation. You have time now, though, to take classes that might better prepare you for civilian life. There's no harm in beefing up the resume, and you might find a part of fire/rescue/ems that you like more than another. Best of luck!

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  • wvaffemt
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    What Else?



    Well, alot of places I have been looking at to test require FF1 or even FF2. Then some also like you to have Haz-Mat Operations level. But definately like Kober said, most do want Paramedic. I am an EMT-B so it sure does limit my options. My only problem is that the class is a 2 yr class and I just don't have the time or money to take it. Having 3 kids kinda puts a damper on that. If you really want to know what most look for, I would suggest logging onto a hire site. There are many of them around on the net. I'm subscribed to 2 of them and they work DANDY for me. Any Questions?

    WVa FF/EMT

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  • Kobersteen
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    Only one logical answer I can think of.

    I can think of no other certification that will help you get hired with a civilan fire department more than National Registry Paramedic.

    Anyone?

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  • lou1822000
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    what to think about

    Im currently a Damage Controlman in the US Navy. Now i have two and a half years left in my enlistment, what classes and things should i be starting or gathering to add to the transformation from military firefighting to civilian?

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