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what's california looking for?

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  • what's california looking for?

    There is a very good chance that I will be moving to california in the next couple of years (to Lodi...an hour outisde of sacramento) and was wondering what the fire depts are looking for in an applicant. I currently live in Illinois an I am on a volunteer dept and plan on going career after school. I have my EMT-B, and am currently working on my Fire Apparatus Engineer certification, and in the next year should be FF2 certified. I know out here anymore, they want you to be FF2/Paramedic before they even consider you (atleast up north that is...)
    Any info on what Fire Depts in Northern California are looking for would be greatly appreciated!


    Stay Safe!

  • #2
    Most departments in CA are looking to hire Paramedics for Firefighter/Paramedic spots. If you do not have any CA fire certs (FF1, EMT), you will have to start from step 1 and attend a college level academy or get sponsored by a department. (sorry)

    If you are a Federal Firefighter (GS-081), you can transfer in and they will assist you in getting the proper California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) paperwork and certifications.

    You can him me back in a PM for check out the website in my signature box for more information.
    Last edited by CALFFBOU; 04-06-2009, 06:52 PM.


    • #3
      thanks, I was also wondering how I would going about becoming a federal firefighter?


      • #4
        CALFFBOU, when your saying "FF1" cert, is this with a college? I was thinking of take a Firefighter 1 Basic Fire Academy with my college next semester..


        • #5
          adlx21 turn on your private mail.


          • #6
            ok, sorry..


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