MIL Im thinking about enlisting in the military v. any branch as long as...

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  1. smokeater270

    smokeater270 New Member

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    I can become a fireman. I know the Air Force, Army and Navy all have enlistment opportuinities as a fire fighter, but I want to make sure that would be the job I am assigned. Is there anyway I can become enlisted and garantee that I become a fireman through enlistment, or is it a random selection of what I would be assigned to?
     
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    When you talk to the recruiter, tell him you want to go open-contract.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    If you go in the AF (dunno about Army), you can get some certification that deals with aircraft fires, you can also get the AF to pay for a civilian certification. You then can get out either after your enlistment is up or retire and come back to work as a civilian as long as you plan accordingly and are willing to work at any AF base. Those civilian guys make bank.

    To answer your question, you need to talk to a recruiter, take the ASVAB, and see if you qualify to be a fireman. Yes, you can come in guaranteed that after basic you will go to fireman training. If you fail that training, your job is whatever the branch you joined decides.
     
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    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    The NAVY does not have a firefighting rating. All personnel assigned to ships are trained to fight fires. The rating DC (Damage Controlman) is the closest thing but not close enough to get you any sort of local or national accredation as a fire fighter. I would think that the Army and AF has trained firefighters. Most of the FD on Navy bases is DoD (department of defense).

    Or you can do what I did and go the volunteer route. I am a state certified volunteer in South Carolina.
     
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    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    Last I checked Fire Fighter was critically manned in the AF. Act now.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I believe you are correct.

    If you want to be a Firefighter in the military, you can't beat the Air Force.

    Take the ASVAB and tell your recruiter you want it written into your contract that you will be trained as a fireman. The contract will NOT guarantee that you will become a fireman - it will only guarantee that you will be trained in that job. If you successfully complete your training, then you will be a fireman.
     
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    You might have to look into becomming something that is called Crash Fire Rescue. which basically deals with fighting fires involved with downed aircraft and what not. Marines have this as well.
     
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    critically, as in they need alot of people? If so, :bigthumb:

    now all I have to do is confront my parents about this :noes:
     
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    http://navy.com/careers/enlisted/emergency/

    found this on the navy's website :dunno:
     
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    sweet deal. Ill be heading over to a recruter soon to talk to him about it.

    Thanks guys for all the help. Its really appreciated :bigthumb:
     
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    He can be a fire fighter in the Army:

    http://www.goarmy.com/JobDetail.do?id=45

    Fire Support Specialist - 13F
     
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    Noway dude. It says "Fire" right in the title. It's gotta be fire "fighter". :hsugh:
     
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    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    Those are Aviation Boatswains Mates who are specifically trained to fight aircraft fires onboard carriers. It's a PART of their job. Not JUST their job.

    I went through similar training.

    That job decription is misleading. Every Sailor onboard ships is trained to fight fires, onboard ships. I don't have anything regarding a particular NEC or rating for Emergency Fire & Rescue. It's more of a collateral duty.
     
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    Are you SURE you're not a recruiter?:noes:
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    No way man...I'm a Green Beret Ranger Recon Seal. Back in my Delta basic training Bn we had a man that knew about this crap!
     
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    military firefighter

    i'm a firefighter in the air force currently stationed in the northwest. the best thing you can do is the following.....
    Go to recruiters, take asvab, go to meps and make sure that your guaranteed job is "fire protection" afsc 3E7x1.
    you will go to basic training at lackland afb in san antonio, tx for 6-8 weeks. (not sure how long it is now). after your completion of basic, you will be bused to goodfellow afb in san angelo, tx. (about a three hour bus ride west of san antone.) you will be at goodfellow for about 4 months, then will be moved to your first duty station.

    you will recieve the following cert while at tech school.

    1.first responder
    2.firefighter 1 & 2
    3. haz mat ops
    4.arff (airport rescue fire fighter)

    you will probably also get more certs at your duty station. i got my haz mat tech and EMT-B in my first year up here.

    i believe i covered everything for you. good luck.
     
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    12 Angry Glebs Damn Dirty Glebs!

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    Im pretty sure that Fireman for the USAF is overmanned.
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    I know that my sisters Father was in the Navy and was a Firefighter. He actually worked at the Firestation on base and rode the trucks, did the training etc etc. He's been working for Davenport FD for well over 20 years now in Davenport, Iowa.

    Damage Control Tech is about the closest an underway member will get, and it's not all about firefighting. There's also a lot of various DC schools in the military, at least in the Navy, that teach firefighting and various other DC procedures and techniques. Even as a Submariner I spent a fair amount of time with firefighting training, but then again even a kitchen fire can be potentially fatal on a Submarine.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    3E7X1 is not on the overmanned list.
     
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    We were job hunting for a staff the other day and found it on the critically manned list.:noes:
     

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