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    The 411 on Fire Science Degrees

    The 411 on Fire Science Degrees
    The fire science degree is an enigma to some, mainly due to the fact that firefighters for many years were not expected to have higher education. But as demand for positions increase, so does the quality of candidates. Firefighters are no longer competing amongst high school graduates, but candidates with associate and bachelor degrees as well. FireLink has recently partnered with ...
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    Insider's Look at Smokejumping

    Insider's Look at Smokejumping
    Smokejumpers are highly trained wildfire firefighters deployed to remote locations. They are parachuted in to to secure fires otherwise unreachable by local forces. By making use of high-altitude aircraft, smokejumpers are able to reach fires faster, cheaper, and better equipped than any road-bound vehicle. Because smokejumping forces are limited to small teams, most of us don't get a chance to see ...
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    FREE Download: Fire & Rescue Field Guide

    FREE Download: Fire & Rescue Field Guide
    FireLink has partnered with Informed, the premier publisher for public safety field guides, to provide our members with exclusive downloadable versions of the Fire & Rescue Field Guide, free of charge. The new Fire & Rescue Field Guide™ offers instant access to vital information for all fire and rescue personnel, including supervisors and commanders. It puts critical response information at your ...
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    Firefighter's Guide to Education and Training

    Firefighter's Guide to Education and Training
    Wondering what kind of education you need to complete as a department applicant? Here are some things to keep in mind as you start your career in fire & rescue or scout interest in a promotion. Education and Training Applicants for firefighting jobs are usually required to have at least a high school diploma, but candidates with some education after high ...
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    Which Fire Science School is Right for You?

     Which Fire Science School is Right for You?
    So you’ve decided you want to advance your education. Now the question is which school is right for you? Some people make their decision based only on finances, but there is more to consider. It’s important to consider which careers you are interested in and what the normal career path is. The degrees or certificates required for each career will vary ...
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    Complete Guide to Accredited Fire Schools

    Complete Guide to Accredited Fire Schools
    In response to a large number of questions we receive about fire academies, we have adapted a list of schools accredited by the National Fire Academy (NFA). These schools are categorized by college-based training, associate's degrees, degrees at a distance program, bachelor's degrees, and graduate degrees. The programs listed below will be supplemented in the near future by national accrediting associations ...
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    A Guide to FireLink

    So now that you’ve found your way to FireLink, what exactly is there do? There are many ways to be interactive and if you need some ideas, this guide will show you exactly what there is to do in each section. *News* You can rate every news article that you read. Go to the box that says "Rate." Hover over the ...
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    United States Fire Academy Directory

    United States Fire Academy Directory
    Attending the academy is a rite of passage for firefighters all across the country. It is a meaningful accomplishment establishing personal pride, skilled ability, and validated bravery. To help you get started, FireLink has pulled together resources from all across the country to provide you with a National Fire Academy Directory. Be sure to also check out our complete guide to ...
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    Test Day Jitters? Try These Tips

    Test Day Jitters? Try These Tips
    Q: “I get so nervous before a test. What can I do?” A: “The first time I took my EMT test, I was so nervous, I couldn’t even remember what year it was,” says Lindy Robinson, who graduated in 2005 from the Detroit Country Day School in Michigan. “I’m not kidding! My hands began to shake right before time was called, ...
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    Request Verified Status on FireLink

    Request Verified Status on FireLink
    The purpose of FireLink's verified-only forums is to provide verified active and retired fire and rescue personnel with a secure location to discuss industry-sensitive topics, and to network with other members who are confirmed fire and rescue workers. *1. Who can access the restricted areas?* FireLink members with the following status are eligible to request access to restricted areas: Active or ...
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    Master of Science in Emergency Management

    Master of Science in Emergency Management
    In times of natural or manmade disaster, societies rely heavily on those with sufficient training and certification in rescue and relief operations. Emergency management is becoming increasingly important in today's unpredictable world. With the right experience and training, professionals can hold specialist positions like emergency program manager or director, emergency operations center chief, director of security, risk management expert, emergency preparedness ...
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    Certificate in Fire Inspector II

    Certificate in Fire Inspector II
    The Fire Inspector II certificate plan is an excellent start on your career path in fire and rescue. It combines fire chemistry classes, fire cause and determination courses, public administration tactics and overall management techniques to prepare the student for a lifelong career in public service. The certificate is designed to cover all of the necessary tools you will need as ...
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    Three Easy Steps to Finding a Fire Science Scholarship...PLUS Five Great Scholarships to Get You Started

    Three Easy Steps to Finding a Fire Science Scholarship...PLUS Five Great Scholarships to Get You Started
    Step 1. Find Schools You Want to Attend Some schools that offer fire science degrees also offer funding for applicants. One of the best ways to search for scholarships is to narrow the list to include only those schools you’d most like to attend, then research their awards and financial aid options. Many scholarships from corporations and nonprofits also require ...
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    Associate of Applied Science: Emergency Medical Services

    Associate of Applied Science: Emergency Medical Services
    Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) exist all over the world as health care providers trained to provide pre-hospital treatment in emergencies. The procedures that EMTs may perform differ by country and state and their regulations are set by the local government in their area. EMTs respond to medical emergencies, hazardous materials exposure, childbirth, child abuse, fires, rescues, trauma and psychiatric crises. EMTs ...
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    Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering

    Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering
    Fire protection engineering is a unique profession that uses science and technology to protect people, property and businesses from destructive fires. This degree primarily focuses on the analysis of how fires affect people, buildings and property, and students can expect to learn technology related to design systems that control fires, alert people to dangers and provide means for escape. Fire protection ...
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    Selecting the Right Degree

    Your degree choice will affect your future career opportunities and ultimate success. This compact guide will help you choose the degree that works for you. "_Find a school that will get you ready for a career in public service._":http://firelink.monster.com/content/education-resources When making this decision, consider your current career path, future job markets, timeline and flexibility. Here are a few questions you need ...
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    10 Most Stable Cities for Firefighters in 2010

    2009 was a rough year for America as a whole, but the public service sector felt it the most. Unfortunately, 2010 isn't looking much better. As budget cuts continue to cut jobs, it’s more important than ever to get the most bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city ...
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    Answers to the Red Cross IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Red Cross IQ Quiz
    FireLink created the What's Your Red Cross IQ quiz to help you learn more about this humanitarian organization. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your Red Cross IQ quiz, go take it first. See Answers >> [page] 1) Who founded the Red Cross? Emily Watson Sandy Cooper ...
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    Answers to the Could You Graduate From High School? Quiz

    Answers to the Could You Graduate From High School? Quiz
    Firelink created the quiz Could You Graduate From High School to help you find out if you've got a handle on your high school facts. We listened to our users' feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. Remember, this quiz is tailored to an American high school curriculum. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken ...
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    Bachelor of Science in Public Administration

    Bachelor of Science in Public Administration
    A public administration degree can prepare you for many different upper-level careers in public service, including firefighting careers like Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief, and finally, Chief. The curriculum includes leadership and management skills, strategic planning for single departments but also for major disaster response, communication skills, media relations to name a few. One can expect to come away from a program ...
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