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  • KParker
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    Chipley...

    It is about 45 miles North of Panama City Beach, and about 20 miles West of Marianna...

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  • Firefighter1219
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    looking forward to the 8th for orientation to see who all made it
    Me too. I wonder if the former Gadsden County Deputy Sheriff (don't remember his name) that I was talking to made it.

    You're from Chipley, right? Where is that?

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  • KParker
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    Yeah, we will definitely have to do something probably, both my self and the other guy from my dept. made it on...looking forward to the 8th for orientation to see who all made it..

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  • Firefighter1219
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    You have got to be kidding me, Kris. I was number 6 on the same day as you. I was the well-dressed guy who came in and called your name after my interview was over (remember me?). toldyaso71 thanks for the advice. I know that I will definitely have to study hard, because I don't know jack about the fire service (except my very limited volunteer training). Kris perhaps me and you can start a study group like toldyaso sugguested.

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  • toldyaso71
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    Good Luck!!! Congrates!

    A friend of mine went through Chipola to get his Standards. He said that the instructors are very good. You will not have a problem if you study and PAY attention to what they tell you. The instructor is your ticket to passing. I also recommend to get in a study group. That helped me alot. You will see those students that think they know it all and say "Ahhhhhh this is easy no prob here, Ive vol for 3 or 4 years and I already know how to do this" Well got news for ya stay away from them and get with someone that seems to stay focused with there studies. If you get a break like Christmas or Thanksgiving take it dont get burned out. I almost did. The Chief you talk about did a wonderful thing, sounds like hes really proud of you. Well good luck and congrats.

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  • KParker
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    FF1219 and intraining, congrats on making it into Fire School at the Number 1 Fire College in the state of Florida, I will see you there, it's going to be tough from what I hear, but I think we will all make it. Those dang interviews kind of had me worried, but not all that bad...
    -Kris

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  • intraining
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    damn you!!! you are where i am working to be!!! lol... really though congratulations and i know EXACTLY how you have been feeling. i just recently got on as a volunteer with one of the local departments here, but am looking to get on paid as soon as the new recruiting class opens... either way, congratulations on all your hard work!

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  • Medic162
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    Congratulations!!!

    Now you can use "my" line when people ask me why I didn't go to medical school or anything else...
    "At the end of the day, I'm still a Firefighter"

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  • Firefighter1219
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    1219 where are you attending Fire School at?
    Chipola Junior College, Marrianna, FL.

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  • Quigger
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    Congrats

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  • FFFRED
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    Congrats

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  • captstanm1
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    Congrats......

    I hope you do well....really...

    I will echo what hwoods says... I will be glad to help if you are willing to listen.

    One additional thing is make sure you be on time for class. Do not be late. Avoid missing a day at any cost....regardless of the % of days they say you can miss. Make them all.

    The first day you start and the first impression you leave will make or break you. On that first day, when you intro yourself...Tell them you are a member of XXX VFD and that you have no experience and that you are there to learn everything you need to know to get through minimum standards and start your career in the fire service. With that statement in mind....FORGET all that you have seen and done or think you know. If you do not do this...you will be in for a hard road. I know that the instructors in the Florida classes are very strict and stern and take no nonsense. If you fail to take this advice, I fear you will be labeled a smart*** and will have a long hard class. Make it fun...and learn something.

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  • hwoods
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    Congrats!!!!!

    Good job. (so far) As an Instructor, here's a couple of items:

    SAFETY COMES ABOVE ALL ELSE.

    The Instructor may not always be right, but he's always the Instructor.

    The Instructor knows more than you do. Yes!! Really!!

    There is no such thing as a dumb question.

    Practice DOES NOT make perfect. Only PERFECT PRACTICE makes perfect.

    Take training seriously, your Chief and Instructor and classmates deserve nothing less.

    You need help, Ask.

    Last, if there is anything I missed above, email me, I'll be glad to help.

    Best Wishes. Stay Safe....

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  • RyanEMVFD
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    as a memorable line from M*A*S*H goes, "So what do you want? A Medal?"

    just kidding. congulations

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  • EoneTiller
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    CONGRATS!!!!

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