Volunteer Firefighting Experience - Did it help you get hired full-time?

HFirefighter
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Volunteer Firefighting Experience - Did it help you get hired full-time?

Postby HFirefighter » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:17 pm

Hello All,

Did you find that having experience as a volunteer firefighter with a department helped you get hired as a full-time firefighter? I've recently been offered a volunteer position which would have me moving to pursue the opportunity, any suggestions on whether this experience will improve my skill-set to be hired as a full-time firefighter would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your help.

infernobuster
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Re: Volunteer Firefighting Experience - Did it help you get hired full-time?

Postby infernobuster » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:57 pm

It definately doesnt hurt at all. Most depts expect that if a vollie, that you have put your practical knowledge from a school and now apply it to real life scenarios.

Than again, one question that pops up alot lately in interviews is " what are you involved in your community, besides being a volunteer FF?"

They want to ensure you are involved ie volunteering somewhere for a while. And being a vollie FF isnt accredited in that question.


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