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Do I have a chance at becoming a fireman?

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  • Do I have a chance at becoming a fireman?

    I joined the coastguard last year and was honorably discharged after only 8 months of service. My persistent sea sickness made me useless under way. Long story short I was given an honorable discharged, with a reentry code 3, and separation code of JFY. If I get my degree in fire science/nutrition and work as a paramedic, do I have a shot at becoming a firefighter even with that separation code??

  • #2
    Honorably discharged. Seems the answer is right there.
    Crazy, but that's how it goes
    Millions of people living as foes
    Maybe it's not too late
    To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

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    • #3
      Honorably discharged and Paramedic are the most important words.
      Get the first line into operation.

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      • #4
        Just stay off the fire boat...

        Aside from that, it sounds like you've got a good foundation - go for it.
        Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

        Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BEE1997 View Post
          I joined the coastguard last year and was honorably discharged after only 8 months of service. My persistent sea sickness made me useless under way. Long story short I was given an honorable discharged, with a reentry code 3, and separation code of JFY. If I get my degree in fire science/nutrition and work as a paramedic, do I have a shot at becoming a firefighter even with that separation code??
          You would do well to get those degrees, but in many places you won't need a degree unless you plan on eventually becoming a chief officer. Some larger dept's that have their own fire academy's will get you all the cert's you need. I'd start applying now, even if it's just to get a feel for the process and practice the tests.

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