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On Being a Firefighter

Hello all,

I was thinking of undergoing the test/training to be a firefighter. I want to still go to school while I’m working, and was wondering if anyone here has done this. I know it’s the 2 on 2 off routine at most places, and wondered how feasible it was to be in school and be a firefighter at the same time.

Also, I’ve heard that once you finish the training you can only work in the region that you completed, and can’t go out of the city to find a job. Is that true?

Also thinking of being a volunteer firefighter, anyone done this?

Thanks all.