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  • #16
    Any info would be helpful ! THanks

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    • #17
      I have a feeling it's going to be tough to find a VFD close to Orlando.
      Train to fight the fires you fight.

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      • #18
        Why would it be hard? Does Orlando not support VFD's?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by tcfenderbender View Post
          Why would it be hard? Does Orlando not support VFD's?
          The more you stick around here, the more you will figure out he has no clue what he is talking about most of the time, this being one of those times.

          http://www.orangecountyfl.net/cms/DE...s/reserves.htm
          Career Firefighter
          Volunteer Captain

          -Professional in Either Role-

          Originally posted by Rescue101
          I don't mind fire rolling over my head. I just don't like it rolling UNDER my a**.

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          • #20
            haha thanks for the heads up, and for the link.

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            • #21
              Orlando is a career department.

              As Orlando is a fairly urban area, I would suspect that most of the surburban departments are full-time as well, especially given the demographics of the state and the higher than average need for EMS response.

              Has nothing to do with Orlando supporting or not supporting volunteers.

              A quick internet search tells me that most of the area around Orlando is in Orange County and further research shows me that it's covered by the Orange County Fire/Rescue Department, which is a primarily career department with a small volunteer reserve component. Becoming a reserve involves being certified as a FL FFI/II, being a FL EMT or paramedic, completing a written, physical and psch test, and maintaining the same continueing standards as the career force. This appears to be a compettitve process for the reserve component.

              They also has staff reserves, who are not involved in firefighting.

              Search for Orange County Fire for more info.
              Last edited by LaFireEducator; 04-14-2010, 03:25 PM.
              Train to fight the fires you fight.

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              • #22
                If I wanted to just becomea staff reserve, do know what duties I would have? And it says firefighter I certification is required but most of the classes I've rearch are only FF1 and FF2 combined?

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                • #23
                  You would probably have to contact them, especially since FL has a history of not accepting out-of-state certs. You may have to retake FL FFI.

                  As a staff reserve, they indicate that you cannot ride on what they call "combat vehicles" and engage in firefighting in any IDLH environments.

                  Did you find the website? They explain the differences and the process pretty clearly, and give you contact info.
                  Train to fight the fires you fight.

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                  • #24
                    Yes I've checked it out now. Thanks for the info. I'm gonna give them a call. Appreciate the help

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                    • #25
                      http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=volun...bb30ecf4f91972

                      http://www.myfloridacfo.com/sfm/link...epartments.htm

                      This should help. Check the department sites or call to see what they require volunteers to have and if they will train you or not.
                      RIP Hela

                      "You have to do better then your best."
                      BUD's instuctor Class 234


                      "A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."
                      Martin Luther King, Jr

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Tipys View Post
                        http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=volun...bb30ecf4f91972

                        http://www.myfloridacfo.com/sfm/link...epartments.htm

                        This should help. Check the department sites or call to see what they require volunteers to have and if they will train you or not.
                        thank you)

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                        • #27
                          so many good advices)

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                          • #28
                            I think students should go to fire school first.

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