Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer, EMS/Rescue Squad - Volunteer
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
STFD dist. 5 folsom, louisiana
Years With Department/Agency
EMT-B student at the moment but as soon as possible going to registry and get licensed and start my firefighter 1 certification
i went to school from k-12 in a small country town LORANGER! Go WOLVES! just graduated high school in may and now going to delgado for my paramedic degree, but after i get my Basic and firefighter im going to take a year or 2 off of school to work in the department and then go back to get my para.
because firemen are hot, lol no i always loved medicine and was always and adrenilin junkie, wanted to go blue with NYPD but came across the chance to take a EMT course and it was always somehting i loved so i took the shot and from there just sort of had opportunities to do more so i joined my local department as a volunteer and when i get my license at registry in jan. im going to start working on my fire certi. and once i get that go pro.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
the rush of a call and knowing that no matter what the outcome you did your best.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
too many legalistic issues getting in the way of fire and ems services being able to do their jobs.
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 at any level for a possible Jul 2010 or Jan 2011 hire. (30 positions each)
Check out the some of the Groups, I have started up "Close Calls" an area to tell your story of what you did and should not of so others learn. "Roll Calls" this is another group that allows you to tell us about your station and district. "Trainers Corner" is another area that you can read about issues other trainers have or deal with. As well if your not a trainer you can ask questions or state concerns you have. If you have a hard time locating them just go to my site and look at the bottom left hand corner.