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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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    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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    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 Quiz: Can I Be A Firefighter If....

    Answers to Quiz: Can I Be A Firefighter If....
    FireLink created the quiz Can I Be a Firefighter If... to test your knowledge about issues that may arrise in the hiring process at fire departments. Find out which you got wrong or right by checking out the correct answers on the following pages. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the quiz Can I Be a Firefighter If..., go take it ...
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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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    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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    Answers to "Do You Know Your 10-Codes" Quiz

    Answers to "Do You Know Your 10-Codes" Quiz
    FireLink created the quiz Do You Know Your 10-Codes? to test your knowledge about popular 10-Codes as provided by the Association of Public Communications Officers (APCO). Find out which you got wrong or right by checking out the correct answers on the following pages. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the quiz Do You Know Your 10-Codes?, go take it ...
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    Your Ultimate Guide to 9/11 Scholarships

    Your Ultimate Guide to 9/11 Scholarships
    If your family was involved in the tragedy of 9/11, you may qualify for scholarships from the September 11 Scholarship Alliance. This chart will help you figure out exactly what requirements you meet, as well as links to more information. Programs listed in Table I require that the student submit one (1) application to be considered for each fund listed. Each ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Quiz: Do You Know Your Medications?

    Answers to Quiz: Do You Know Your Medications?
    FireLink created the quiz Do You Know Your Medications? to help you find out if your medical knowledge is up to par with others about to take the NREMT-P. We listened to our users' feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the quiz Do You Know Your Medications?, ...
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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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    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz

    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz
    FireLink created the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz to help you learn more about the March 17 holiday. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz, go take it first. Continue to Answers >> [page] 1) When did ...
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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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    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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    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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