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    Top 10 Best-Paying Side Jobs for Firefighters & EMTs

    Top 10 Best-Paying Side Jobs for Firefighters & EMTs
    If you are a paid firefighter or EMT and find yourself bored on your off-days, consider these flexible side jobs that will not only supplement your income but keep you active. Conversely, if you are a recruit working through academy, a few of these jobs might also be beneficial for getting into shape - not to mention a paycheck. [page] [photo:48818] ...
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    2009 Projected Earnings: Firefighter

    2009 Projected Earnings: Firefighter
    You've heard that your base salary is largely determined by your education level - but did you ever wonder exactly how much education matters? If you've got enough smarts, it shouldn't matter whether or not you have formal training - right? Wrong. At least, it might not be so simple. As job scarcity continues to drive more competition to each open ...
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    The WORST Summer Jobs- What's Yours?

    The WORST Summer Jobs- What's Yours?
    Hundreds of you responded to Monster's Worst Summer Job Contest with the most bizarre and jaw-dropping stories (our condolences for some truly horrible summer experiences). Coming up with the top five was much harder than we thought. Now it's your turn to judge: Check out these five finalists' stories (edited for brevity and grammar) and vote now for your best pick ...
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    Use Keywords to Land a Dept. of Defense Job

    Use Keywords to Land a Dept. of Defense Job
    Having trouble getting your resume noticed by Department of Defense (DoD) agencies? You're not alone. For more than eight months, John Rosen submitted more than 60 online resumes to the Navy, Air Force and Army. He was sure he was qualified, but he was never referred to the supervisors for an interview. The problem? Rosen was not using the right keywords. ...
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    Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Firefighters

    Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Firefighters
    Paid firefighters across the nation battle with budget cuts, lack of overtime allocation, and department closures. In a profession that seeks to protect every citizen (including the lawmakers who slash funding) from death and destruction, firefighters must also stop to consider their own well-being. In light of keeping FireLink members up-to-date with fire and rescue information, we've put together a top ...
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    Fire & Rescue Salary Update

    Fire & Rescue Salary Update
    With the turn of a new year, more information is being generated regarding salaries and job outlooks. The following information recaps the past few years to keep you up to date with what's going on in your career as a firefighter. Median annual earnings of fire fighters were $41,190 in May 2006. The middle 50 percent earned between $29,550 and $54,120. ...
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    Top Ten Highest Paying States for Firefighters: Florida

    The current median hourly salary for a Florida firefighter is $19.15. To be a career Firefighter in the State of Florida, an individual must submit an Application for Certification as a Firefighter II, and successfully complete the Firefighter Minimum Standards Course, or have received an equivalent amount of training in another state (or country), and pass the state written and practical ...
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    Top Ten Highest Paying States for Firefighters: California

    California firefighters are some of the greatest paid in the nation. The current median hourly salary for a California firefighter is $28.41. Job openings are usually posted in the employment departments of cities and counties. They may also be listed with the California Employment Development Department and at schools and related types of public places. Local fire stations generally have information ...
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    Top Ten Highest Paying States for Firefighters

    Top Ten Highest Paying States for Firefighters
    Heroically, salary is often an afterthought for firefighters who feel called to protect and serve their communities. Realistically, however, income is a concern for every person in the department from the newest recruit to the seasoned chief. Part of being employed in any profession is being informed as to what's going on in your field, including pay scale. Salaries and benefits ...
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    FireLink Launches New Employer Review Feature

    FireLink Launches New Employer Review Feature
    Now you can get the real scoop on employers from your trusted friends in the law enforcement community through our new Employer Review feature. +*How it Works:*+ First add specific details about your employer, then rate an employer on five attributes: Leadership, Culture, Pay, Stability and Advancement. You can also offer advice to prospective employees and explain your rationale as to ...
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    Outside the Firehouse: Temporary Government Work

    Outside the Firehouse: Temporary Government Work
    Want to temp for Uncle Sam? According to Michele Hartwick, branch manager for Manpower in Arlington, Virginia, temporary government opportunities abound. "The government has a mandate to reduce the size of federal government that began in the Clinton administration and continues today," Hartwick says. "So a lot of work has gone to contractors." "What we look for are skilled and educated ...
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    Paramedic

    Paramedics are first responders for emergencies such as automobile accidents, heart attacks, drownings, childbirth, gunshot wounds, and all other medical situations that would require immediate attention. Often working closely with law enforcement and the fire department personel, Paramedicss are dispatched to an emergency via a 911 operator. Paramedics are qualified to treat minor injuries, and for more serious trauma, they are ...
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    Dispatcher / Telecommunicator

    Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers, also called public safety dispatchers, monitor the location of emergency services personnel from any one or all of the jurisdiction’s emergency services departments. These workers dispatch the appropriate type and number of units in response to calls for assistance. Dispatchers, or call takers, often are the first people the public contacts when emergency assistance is required. ...
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    Wildland Firefighter

    The majority of the duties performed by a wildland firefighter are outdoors. Experiencing elements of all four seasons is not uncommon. Depending upon where you are stationed, you may experience all four seasons within a few days. Most duties are related to prescribed burning, wildfire suppression, and fire preparedness. These duties include serving as a firefighter or engine operator during prescribed ...
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    Fire Marshal

    The local fire marshal is required to perform a variety of important duties. A Fire Marshal is the member of a fire department responsible for investigating fires. The Fire Marshall must make sure that everything in his / her jurisdiction is up-to-date with fire code. The local fire marshal is required to annually inspect all buildings and facilities of public service ...
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    The Two-Year Plan

    *If still in high school look into a Regional Occupational Program (ROP).* Many local fire departments have community outreach recruitment programs. *Graduate from high school or obtain your GED.* A diploma is much preferred. *Talk with a counselor at a community college that offers fire science courses.* Set up a course curriculum that allows you to obtain a two-year degree in ...
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    Preparing for Firefighter Candidate Interviews

    The fire department interview is a unique challenge that is a component of the hiring process for most fire departments. As a general rule, the interview is usually weighed more than any other portion of the exam. It is not uncommon to have each of the other phases of the exam weighted "pass or fail," while the interview is weighted 100% ...
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    How to Land a Job in Fire and Rescue

    How to Land a Job in Fire and Rescue
    Landing a job in the fire service is truly a unique challenge. On average, there are over 100 candidates who apply for each opening. Since the competition is so intense, what does it take to be the top candidate? Many candidates believe it is important to be the "most qualified" individual in the testing process. The truth is that we are ...
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    Fire Chief

    A Fire Chief’s main responsibility is to keep local government officials fully informed of the fire department’s proficiency relative to the dangers of the community, while at the same time acting as the leader of his or her fire department. The Fire Chief must oversee all the services of the fire department; which include but are not limited to: medical emergencies, ...
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    Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)

    Emergency Medical Technicians are first responders for emergencies such as automobile accidents, heart attacks, drownings, childbirth, gunshot wounds, and all other medical situations that would require immediate attention. Often working closely with law enforcement and the fire department personel, EMTs are dispatched to an emergency via a 911 operator. EMTs are qualified to treat minor injuries, and for more serious trauma, ...

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