Consider the economic climate... many industrial departments are treading water on hiring and others are actually cutting staff.
Now was not a good time to inquire.
As oil scrambles back up towards 50 bucks and holds people sitting on the outside of the hiring fence may see that gate open a crack... A little birdie recently told me of at least one industrial department who will likely be hiring a good amount of firefighters soon so stay tuned.
Few industrial departments will be interested in "new and inexperienced" firefighters. Most will have a full 1001 / EMR if not higher requirement with any actual experience whatsoever an asset.
AFD / FOD
"Because sometimes what they know CAN hurt you."