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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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    Five Steps To Becoming a Firefighter

    Five Steps To Becoming a Firefighter
    Ever wonder what you need to do to break into the fire service? Written by Battalion Chief Paul Lepore, author of three best selling firefighter career how-to books, this 5-step guide offers aspiring firefighters unique insight on how to best position yourself for a successful firefighting career and what to expect your first year on the job. "_Millions of dollars in ...
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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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    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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    Teen Girls Learn Skills and Leadership at Firefighting Camp

    TACOMA, Wash. - An old Mercury Grand Marquis lies mangled on the grounds of the Tacoma Fire Department Training Center, its roof shorn away and its windshield folded over like a piece of crinkled cellophane. The perpetrators: a group of teenage girls. The wreckage was collateral damage from a vehicle extrication exercise at Camp Blaze, a firefighting camp for 16- to ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Hagerstown Has First Female Career Firefighter

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The Hagerstown Fire Department's first female career firefighter worked her first shift recently, after completing nine weeks of intense training. While others are quick to note her accomplishment, Deanna Glaze says she just wants to be a member of the department. "They have treated me very well," she said. "I haven't been singled out or given any special ...
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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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    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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    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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    Flexible Spending Accounts for New Federal Employees

    **You have 60 days from your entry on duty to sign-up for Flexible Spending Account(s), or until October 1, whichever comes first. Applications for the current calendar year are not accepted from October 1 through December 31. If you wish to enroll after October 1 you will need to do so during open season for the following year.** The Federal Flexible ...
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    Is Networking a Career Must or Overrated?

    Is Networking a Career Must or Overrated?
    Networking can conjure up images of making smart connections that lead to career success or pictures of shameless, aggressive glad-handing that makes some people squirm. Those are just two views we received from more than 200 Monster members who emailed us in response to our question: Is networking a career must or overrated? Their stories show that the answer isn't one ...
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    Ten Tips to Boost Your Interview IQ

    Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why, you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. So study these _10 strategies_ and caveats to enhance your interview IQ. **Practice Good Nonverbal Communication** It's about demonstrating confidence: standing straight, making eye contact and connecting ...
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    Assessing Your Skills: What Makes You Different from All the Others?

    Gina had recently been laid off after working as a marketing manager in a high tech company for the past five years. She was distracted as she walked through the aisles of the supermarket. She was thinking about ways to market herself into a new job. She stood in front of the cereal selection, overwhelmed by the number of brands to ...
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    Be Proactive Before and After You Send Your Resume

    You find a promising job listing online. Excited, you send a well-crafted cover letter and resume and wait for a response. Six weeks later, you're still waiting, your enthusiasm has waned, and you've concluded your resume has fallen into a black hole. A proactive approach to your job search can improve your chances of landing interviews. These six tips will help ...
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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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    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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