Ummm a lot...haha - oilsand firefighting pays a ton more, and its more secure. You work for the oil giant, rather than a contractor 99% of the time. There are odd cases like with Kearl Lake, who have contracting companies who run their ESD. You get production bonuses, and you move up with the company, plus its more of a family atmosphere and has better moral in an oilsand fire department.
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