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Should I go to college or join the military if I want to become a firefighter?
- Anonymous1 month ago
None of the above. I would start by becoming a middle manager at your local Frosty Freeze so you can practice putting out fires all damn day.
- DanielLv 71 month ago
What are the requirements to get hired at departments you are interested in?
Some want college credits and may accept military time in lieu of that.
Some smaller ones want you to have FFI or FFII so they don't have to train you. Larger ones will put you through their academy regardless.
For the most part, military service will only get you a few points on the civil service test and possibly check the box for college credits (if required). In the unlikely event that you hit the jackpot and get to be a military firefighter (AF is your best shot), you would have a leg up for jobs that want training (like showing up the day after your enlistment ends wearing a different uniform for the same job with the DoD).
- STEVEN FLv 71 month ago
If this question make sense to you, go to High School.
- jeeper_peeper321Lv 71 month ago
train to be a paramedic, that would help you more than either of the gthings you listed
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- Bill-MLv 71 month ago
Neither. If you want to become a Civilian Firefighter you need to attend Their Training course. Check with your local station for their Requirements.
- MrsjvbLv 71 month ago
Most military bases use civilians as their Firefighters
Civilian departments tend to need you to attend their academy. Degree may or may not be required.
If so, enlisting and serving your time gets you the GI bill to pay for college
Or volunteer locally. They will train you
- FinLv 41 month ago
Most fire departments will require you to attend and pass their academies before you can become a fire fighter - that said, the military does have firefighters as an MOS/rating.
Much like civilian life, it's all about availability and qualifying for the position, so, a billet would have to be available and you'd have to get through A-school to get the position.
- tribeca_belleLv 71 month ago
You should do whichever appeals to you most. If you have a desire for higher education then you should go to college. If you wish to experience military training you should join the military. You could do both.