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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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: 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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