For more reasons than I can list here, I have been deeply considering a career in firefighting. Recently, I am realizing this is something I won't wait to act on any further. I don't know any personally, although I have been frequenting some forums to get a better sense of what I am really about to get in to.
From what I understand, it takes a long time to become a full time employed firefighter. I am wondering if any successful firefighters here might have some insight that will help me develop a successful plan to accomplish this.