Travis I missed your fourm but I have to tell you any paid co on the planet would be crazy to execpt a vollie trained fireman without sending him to there school. The reason are to many to mention but i will some it up for you so they all do it thet same way that's why no matter what company they get assigned to they all do it the same.
Travis, Welcome to the FF Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.