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  • Any volunteer Fireman or Paramedics within TG?

    A few weeks ago I finally did something I should have done five years ago. I sent an application in to the local fire department and applied to be a volunteer fireman. Turns out that had I not lived in the district I would be placed on a waiting list (I don't know why you would apply if you didn't live in the district but that's just me).

    Anyways I have made it to the interview stage and would like to know if any volunteers had to go through a similar process and if so if you have any tips for me.

    This is something that I have been interested in for a while and any helpful tips/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Randy = Ace ! - Warlab
    Level II Volunteer FireFighter
    Level I HazMat Technician
    NYS EMT-B
    Town of Mamaroneck Fire Dept.

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    Re: Any volunteer Fireman or Paramedics within TG?

    Myself and Lorelei are both Volunteer Firefighters/EMS. We had to go through an interview, then you get voted into your probationary (Probie) period. Then depending on that companies rules, your Probie period will last around a year. Best advice I can give, is to listen to your officers and the veterans of the company. Take every little bit of info you can from them, pick their brains. Show them you have the genuine interest to learn and become the best you can.

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    • #3
      Re: Any volunteer Fireman or Paramedics within TG?

      Any tips for the interview? I have a good idea on what I should say but to be honest I also am kind of unsure what will be asked. I am looking forward to it though as a whole.
      Randy = Ace ! - Warlab
      Level II Volunteer FireFighter
      Level I HazMat Technician
      NYS EMT-B
      Town of Mamaroneck Fire Dept.

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      We are not trying to attract mainstream gamers."

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      • #4
        Re: Any volunteer Fireman or Paramedics within TG?

        Basic questions mostly. They are just trying to get to know you. Just be open and honest, don't build yourself up as being Superman. Just tell them about yourself.

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        • #5
          Re: Any volunteer Fireman or Paramedics within TG?

          Randy, I am a Paramedic, but I have no idea about FF or volunteer work. Be outgoing, honest, have a friendly smile. That seems to work for almost anything...

          Good luck on your new adventure, it's not easy to take the plunge!
          |TG-X|Turkish

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          • #6
            Re: Any volunteer Fireman or Paramedics within TG?

            Thanks for all the feedback guys!!
            Randy = Ace ! - Warlab
            Level II Volunteer FireFighter
            Level I HazMat Technician
            NYS EMT-B
            Town of Mamaroneck Fire Dept.

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            We are not trying to attract mainstream gamers."

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            • #7
              Re: Any volunteer Fireman or Paramedics within TG?

              Well tonight is the night, I shall let you guys know how it goes, I am really looking forward to it. For me personally this is something that is completely new to to me and I hope I get the nod to be a probie and to begin to be apart of the the Volunteer FF. Plus the FireFighter Gear makes for a great halloween costume - JK.

              Maybe now I won't be as afraid to turn off the gas grill.
              Randy = Ace ! - Warlab
              Level II Volunteer FireFighter
              Level I HazMat Technician
              NYS EMT-B
              Town of Mamaroneck Fire Dept.

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              Bring On Project Reality 1.0!!!
              RSS Feeds:Bamboo | | 9/11 - Never Forget |
              Apophis - "TG was created to cater to a VERY specific type of gamer rather than trying to appeal to the greater gaming population.
              Tactical Gamer is not mainstream.
              We are not trying to attract mainstream gamers."

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              • #8
                Re: Any volunteer Fireman or Paramedics within TG?

                Good luck man. Remember "BE YOURSELF!"

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                • #9
                  Re: Any volunteer Fireman or Paramedics within TG?

                  How did it go?
                  |TG-X|Turkish

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                  • #10
                    Re: Any volunteer Fireman or Paramedics within TG?

                    It went well. I was elected into the Town Of Mamaroneck Fire Department last night.

                    As of 12:30pm today I am a member of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York.

                    I also recieved 2 links so I can start to complete online Incident Command System classes, and then I will soon be asked to complete a set of OSHA classes. After those are complete I will hopefully be able to setup a period where I will be instructed to take and complete a 92-Hour Basic Firefighter 101 course at the Training Facility in Valhalla NY.

                    I am really looking forward to this, this is a huge step for me, and it's a challenge I am looking forward to partaking in.

                    Thanks again to everyone!

                    *The above classes are free, and once the Basic Firefighter class is complete and down the road if I wish I can also take other classes which are offered at no cost whatsoever which is really cool.
                    Randy = Ace ! - Warlab
                    Level II Volunteer FireFighter
                    Level I HazMat Technician
                    NYS EMT-B
                    Town of Mamaroneck Fire Dept.

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                    RSS Feeds:Bamboo | | 9/11 - Never Forget |
                    Apophis - "TG was created to cater to a VERY specific type of gamer rather than trying to appeal to the greater gaming population.
                    Tactical Gamer is not mainstream.
                    We are not trying to attract mainstream gamers."

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                    • #11
                      Re: Any volunteer Fireman or Paramedics within TG?

                      Congrats!

                      DUDE!

                      NIMS ICS(Incident Command System) courses blow! They are like grinding sandpaper on your genitals...

                      I assume you have to do 200a at the minimum?


                      Good for you! I am a Medic, not a FF(thank god! ;) ), but keep learning as much as you can. Shoot, you may even enjoy so much you want to apply for a career department some day!
                      |TG-X|Turkish

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                      • #12
                        Re: Any volunteer Fireman or Paramedics within TG?

                        Originally posted by TurkishDelight View Post
                        I am a Medic, not a FF(thank god! ;) )
                        It's funny. I think the same thing in reverse. ^_^



                        @Delta
                        Sorry I'm a little late to the thread. Congrats! It's awesome fun and definitely worth your time. I've been a firefighter a little over 8 years and I still love it with a passion. I certainly hope you get to enjoy it as much as the rest of us. :D


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                        • #13
                          Re: Any volunteer Fireman or Paramedics within TG?

                          Originally posted by Lorelei View Post
                          It's funny. I think the same thing in reverse. ^_^

                          I would much rather watch you guys work hard while I "Manage" and "Supervise" on scene! :P

                          J/K

                          I don't have any desire to turn into KFC, nor do I posses one of those "bulletproof T-Shirts" y'all seem to have!

                          :D
                          |TG-X|Turkish

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                          • #14
                            Re: Any volunteer Fireman or Paramedics within TG?

                            Firefighters. The only profession where you show up at someone's house and absolutely destroy everything inside with Hooligan tools and high-pressure water spray and the owner still loves you.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Any volunteer Fireman or Paramedics within TG?

                              Originally posted by Gill View Post
                              Firefighters. The only profession where you show up at someone's house and absolutely destroy everything inside with Hooligan tools and high-pressure water spray and the owner still loves you.
                              Damn straigh! :)

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