"Well definatly I'd say you need to get the instructor in 6 months if you are wanting to help out with training. I think it is a great idea for you to help out but I'd say you are gonna have a few people who think you are just showing off.…"
"we have state fire instructors here, the unfortunate part is that there is time restrictions on how long you have to be in the service as a level 2 firefighter to be an instructor. So i can't become a state instructor for roughly another 6…"
"In New York people in your position become state fire instructors. They travel around their local area usually night and weekends and teach state sponsored fire fighter classes like Fire Fighter 1, Pump Ops, etc etc."
"Just a thought here, but maybe try working with one department on their training program and invite their mutual aid department to join them on that training and do a good job and word of mouth is a great way to get your feet in the door , and if…"
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Hello there, My name is Ian, i'm a 22 Year old career firefighter/EMT-B with the Burlington Fire Protection District (located in central Boone County KY).I am currently attending Cincinnati State Technical College for an associates degree in Fire Service Technnology.
I love music, more than anything (except firefighting). I play bass guitar and guitar, i'm in a deathmetal/hardcore band where i play lead guitar. The heavier the music the better.
Things are pretty busy....got a full time spot about 2 towns over and have been going through their academy. They will be opening station 4 in the early fall which is the reason for the staffing increase. Other than non-academy stuff, things are pretty good, cant wait to take a vacation tho....lol.
Hey Ian- I just joined the website and saw the back page about favorite firefighter books. I live in Malibu, spent 3 years with LACoFD and CalFire preparing a novel about a boy who comes of age as a wildland firefighter at a helitak camp (Camp 8 LA County). The book has been well received and Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman of the LACoFD liked it enough to send it to the County Board of Supervisors.
Perhaps you would enjoy reading it. The title is One Foot In the Black. You can buy it on Amazon or, if you buy it from the online store of the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, they get the profits. http://wffoundation.org/webstore/index.html.
You can see reviews from firefighters on my website
Let me know what you think of it.
Thanks, stay safe – Kurt Kamm