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Hey NS, was wondering if anyone on here is a Firefighter/EMS/Volunteers? Was looking to join my local Volunteer Fire Department after my ankle heals up in hopes of eventually becoming a Paramedic in the future and turning it into a career. Im 21 years old. Anyone have any information of the steps/procedures to become a Firefighter? I was told volunteers are trained to become a Firefighter then I would have to go to school to become a Paramedic. Was also told that the Volunteer FD would pay for all my training, and everything would take about 2+ years. I know that I can just google this stuff/go to the local FD for info, but I would like to hear some personal experiences on the matter if anyone has them. Thanks!
im friends with a lot of teh firefighters in my home town, they all started when they were 16 as cadets, and they basically do nothing but have fun and get paid.
I would be Volunteering so there would be no pay, but having fun sounds good to me!
the "volunteer" firfighters i know get paid.
this. i dont know exactly how it works, but all my fiend in the FD are volunteers but they get a bonus at the end of the month of anywhere from 300-1000 dollars. i think it has to do with over budgeting on the taxes or something, but im not sure.
Just finished my emt class do bro it's sick plus you no longer get speeding tickets
Worked as an EMT for 4+ years in Los Angeles County (we covered compton and east LA haha) and then in Orange County.
It's an interesting job and you get to meet a lot of unique people.
I don't know how it is where you live, but at least in Southern California paid career firefighters handle most fire suppression and EMS response. They generally make pretty good money, ~50k to start and can earn $100k+ near retirement.
Just understand that 80-90% is going to be medical, not fighting fires.
doing ontario mnr firefighting this summer, fuck yeah!
im a lifeguard, very rewarding job.
bump for someone about to enter EMT training
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