Currently I have EMT-B, PEPP, ITLS, Haz-Mat Ops, NIMS 700, Firefighter I, and EVOC. I am currently enrolled in Firefighter II and in January I will start EMT- E.
My name is Ashley, but all of my friends call me SunShine. I just turned 18 a few monthes ago. I love my life. I want to become either a career FF/Medic or an RN. I love working in the medical feild, but I'll never say no to a working fire. Currently I attend college full time at the local community college where i am trying to get my 2 year degree.
In a Relationship
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
I joined the Fire Department because I wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of others. I grew up around the rescue squad and I love hearing the war stories from the older members. Because of them I decided that I wanted to be a role model to younger kids, like they were to me. I wanted to have my own war stories.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
There is no way that there is a greater high in the world.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
There are a lot of issues currently facing responders, the main issue though in the lack of volunteers. No one wants to do anything anymore unless they are paid for, but without volunteers the career agencies are nothing. Another issue is feuding among departments. I hate it when people from different departments argue with each other over whos better. Each company brings something to a fire scene or ems call, and no matter what company they are from, or what kind of responce they have to the call, their help is appreciated by that patient because some stranger cared enough to come in their time of need. To me thats all that matters.
We are offering opportunities for full pay and benefits WHILE WE TRAIN YOU to become a professional Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician! These entry level positions require no previous experience. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. A GED is acceptable.
Our 450 career men and women Firefighters/Emergency Medical Technicians are dedicated to protecting lives. Few careers can offer such a challenging and meaningful mission in an atmosphere of teamwork and camaraderie. Prince William County, VA, pop. 380,000, is a large and diverse community located 35 miles southwest of Washington, D. C. We are a growing organization with tremendous learning and promotional opportunities.
If selected, we provide a competitive minimum salary of $44,086 and exceptional benefits. For Advanced Life Support certification, we provide an additional $5,291/year incentive pay plus per hour supplement pay. Annual retention supplements are also offered. Employees are eligible for up to $5,000/year tuition reimbursement, and we offer a stipend for individuals who are bilingual English/Spanish. We offer an excellent benefits package with additional retirement options for Firefighters/Emergency Medical Technicians.
Please visit our web site at www.pwcgov.org/fire and click on “Career Opportunities.” You will find our short employment application form which can be submitted online. Apply now if you are ALS for a July hire (15 positions). Apply now at any level for a Jan 2010 hire. (30 positions)