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  • Getting something going in the Texas Forum

    Come on guys. I can't believe there isn't anything posted here at all. Not one, not even a news clip or link.

    As big as our state is and it's dead in here.

    Let's get some talking going.
    NREMT-P\ Reserve Volunteer Firefighter\Reserve Police Officer
    IACOJ Attack

    Experts built the Titanic, amateurs built the Ark.

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    Texas

    And to add that of all the states I've been in, Texas (IMHO) is the greatest. It would be awesome to have another site to read of some FDs that are testing. I check TCFP's website, but I am here way more often.

    Stay safe.....
    "Be LOUD, Be PROUD..... It just might save your can someday when goin' through an intersection!!!!!"

    Life on the Truck (Quint) is good.....

    Eat til you're sleepy..... Sleep til you're hungry..... And repeat.....

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      Check out the TML website as well. They list FD jobs as well. I keep an eye on the site looking for a PD job.
      NREMT-P\ Reserve Volunteer Firefighter\Reserve Police Officer
      IACOJ Attack

      Experts built the Titanic, amateurs built the Ark.

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      • #4
        Very cool, thanks..... We're hoping to end-up in the Austin and/or Hill Country Area.
        "Be LOUD, Be PROUD..... It just might save your can someday when goin' through an intersection!!!!!"

        Life on the Truck (Quint) is good.....

        Eat til you're sleepy..... Sleep til you're hungry..... And repeat.....

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        • #5
          Didn't see anything currently in the Austin area but there is 21 jobs listed right now. A lot less than the police openings.
          NREMT-P\ Reserve Volunteer Firefighter\Reserve Police Officer
          IACOJ Attack

          Experts built the Titanic, amateurs built the Ark.

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          • #6
            It would be nice to see more Texas discussions going. I'm actually surprised given the wildfires we had here in Central Texas this year.

            I'm not a firefighter...yet, but I'm working on it. Looking to enroll in a training academy soon and start volunteering. I couldn't be more excited either. It's been a long time coming and I'm finally making it happen.

            Anyway, let's hear from the Texas folks on the board! And if anyone has any experience with South Hays Fire Department's "Texas Fire Academy", I'd love to hear about it.

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            • #7
              I think there was a thread or two in the main forum regarding Bastrop. To be honest pretty much all of Texas was busy with wildfires at that time. We had a 60 acre one that taxed us and the surrounding departments back in September. 60 acres isn't all that much but it worked us hard that day.

              Congrats on wanting to volunteer. I don't know anything about South Hays so I can't help you there.
              NREMT-P\ Reserve Volunteer Firefighter\Reserve Police Officer
              IACOJ Attack

              Experts built the Titanic, amateurs built the Ark.

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              • #8
                Anyone in the Austin area?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ck1709 View Post
                  Anyone in the Austin area?
                  Yep. Not a firefighter myself...yet. I'm turning in my volunteer app to South Hays Fire and Rescue this week though, so my journey's starting. If all goes well, by next fall I hope to have my EMT-B and some FF certs under my belt.

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                  • #10
                    Went to TFA

                    TCD,
                    I went to TFA and was with South Hays for awhile. Please check your pm's.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ck1709 View Post
                      Anyone in the Austin area?
                      Yes!

                      For those looking to move here and get on with the Austin Fire Department...you should know that AFD is one of the best FD's in the country. They did a study awhile back and found that it is actually easier to get into Harvard right now than to get into AFD as a Firefighter. The ratio of applicants to candidates selected is running about 100:1, I think. So good luck if you want to get on with AFD...they are a truly wonderful department.

                      Me, I'm about to get on with another local dept that is combination paid/volunteer.

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                      • #12
                        I see alot of paramedic positions online for tx. My wife and I are new medics and are looking to move there.
                        Get the first line into operation.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tcd View Post
                          Anyway, let's hear from the Texas folks on the board! And if anyone has any experience with South Hays Fire Department's "Texas Fire Academy", I'd love to hear about it.
                          I saw that HDIron883 sent you some info but if you need anything else, one of the guys on my shift graduated from TFA as well and was with South Hayes for a few years. Let me know what your questions are and i'll be glad to find out for you.
                          "In general terms, firefighting isn't always about putting the fire out; its about making sure anything else doesn't catch on fire. What's burned is burned. Once you understand this, your tunnel vision is replaced by effective strategy."

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by L-Webb View Post
                            I see alot of paramedic positions online for tx. My wife and I are new medics and are looking to move there.
                            Good luck to you both.

                            I'm a native, so I may be a little bit biased, but I love living here.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by WVFD705 View Post
                              Good luck to you both.

                              I'm a native, so I may be a little bit biased, but I love living here.
                              Were not biased. Everyone knows that Texas is the greatest state around!
                              "In general terms, firefighting isn't always about putting the fire out; its about making sure anything else doesn't catch on fire. What's burned is burned. Once you understand this, your tunnel vision is replaced by effective strategy."

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