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How hard is it to become a fire investigator/fire man?

I hear it is pretty competitive right now, but it sounds like a great job. So if you had training at like, a community college or something, how hard would it be to get a job in that general area?

Asked By: joe s - 10/27/2008
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If you're preparing to be an ordinary fireman, good luck, because you need insider help getting that job, it's like winning the lottery. If you are a noted fire investigator and or have a lot of chemistry and science knowledge you may be what they need at the time. Check the real job prospects before taking a lot of... More
Answered By: dinkylinker - 10/27/2008
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a couple of my buddies are doing it and were said to have jobs when they got out, they have to be there for like 2 years making shit money and if they do a good job then they can stick around. you gotta be a tough dude because my friends went thru some intense training....good luck!
Answered By: joneill1186 - 10/27/2008
 
Being a firefighter is a great job. I have always recommended getting a college degree. There are many colleges that have fire science degree programs. It is very competitive to get hired as a firefighter, but the way most do it is to apply at as many fire departments as you can, and test as many times as possible. All... More
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Answered By: dfiredave - 10/27/2008
 
it all depends on where you live and how they hire... More
Answered By: firerescue325 - 10/27/2008
 
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