Hey I am not currently affiliated with any fire dept, but I am interested in enrolling in a school to get my fire 1 and 2 this summer at my own expense. I looked into brayten field in TX but they were full and I have called around a few other places but have struck out because they only train those in their own county departments. I am definitely willing to travel for training, and be away from home for a long period of time. My overall goal will be to join one of my local fire dept's, but i rather come in semi-turn key with my fire 1 & 2...i know there is a probationary period.
Currently I own a tow company and am wreckmaster certified to the highest degree, which includes recovery techinques, calculating line loads on rigging, high and low pressure airbag training, traffic management, etc. Im not interested in a new hang out for the latest gossip, being lazy on the scenes, or to join a FD just to say "im a fire fighter". I simply enjoy helping people and want to do my part for the community.