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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 "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The Skinny on Student Loans

    An education loan is a form of financial aid that must be repaid, with interest. Federal law sets the maximum interest rates and fees lenders may charge for federally guaranteed loans, and nothing prevents a lender from charging lower fees. "_Find a school that will get you ready for a career in rescue and public safety._":http://firelink.monster.com/content/education-resources Here are three types of ...
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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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    How to Report Fraudulent Government Student Loans

    Contact the school or program that opened the student loan to close the loan. At the same time, report the fraudulent loan to the U.S. Department of Education. Call the Inspector General's toll-free hotline at *{color:red}1-800-MIS-USED*, visit "http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/hotline.html":http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/hotline.html or write to Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1510. "_Millions of dollars in rescue ...
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    Bill Ties Police Raises to Education

    Bill Ties Police Raises to Education
    BOSTON — Police officers would be eligible for pay raises after completing a variety of college courses — not just those associated with law enforcement — under legislation proposed at the Statehouse. State Rep. Martin Walsh, D-Dorchester, wants to expand the Quinn Bill, which gives raises of up to 25 percent to officers with college degrees. "_Find a school that will ...
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    Advancing Your Education

    People of all ages are choosing to further their education by obtaining bachelors and even masters' and doctoral degrees. Many people choose to go back to school to open new doors and get ahead in their job, as well as the rest of their lives! "_Find a school that will get you ready for a career in rescue and public safety._":http://firelink.monster.com/content/education-resources ...
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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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    Learn About Online Courses

    What are online courses? Online courses offer the same educational information that you would get in a traditional institution but they are held in virtual classrooms instead of physical classrooms. Everything else will be similar to campus colleges. You will still have professors, books, assignments, exams, and grades, but also more flexibility as you would learn over the Internet from the ...
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    Accreditation - Make Sure It's the Real Deal

    Getting a college degree requires time, effort and money. These three things are as precious to you as sleep -- and like sleep, they are often in short supply. As a result, if you're thinking about getting your degree, you might be tempted to go through a mail-order or online program that saves you the hassle of taking classes and offers ...
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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 rescue and public safety._":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 ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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