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Do any US departments offer opportunities to come and work with them for firefighters from oversees?

I'm a fully qualified firefighter in the UK, Im enquiring as to whether any US departments will allow firefighters from oversees to come and work with them for a short period of time, unpaid, purely for the experience?

This is something id love to do, ideally with a city department, Detroit, Boston, Baltimore, Minneapolis, DC, where ever really. 

Any information or advice would be greatley appreciated.


Joe Swarbrick

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I dont think big city departments really do this due to unions and liability.

The only department that does that, that I can think of, is Kentland 33 in Maryland. However, I am not a member there; I stopped by 1 day on a recent road trip, and the fireman I was talking to said that they have a few people from other countries that live at the firehouse for 1 month out of the year and respond to all calls while they are there. I would research them.

They are considered the one of the busiest volunteer department in the country.

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