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    Im currently doing A2 levels at college but i am also recently applying to the fire service for the second time.If i get accepted to do the training im in a bit of a dilemma,
    1) Im applying to uni for 2006 entry
    2)If i get accepted they might want me to start training before ive even finished college

    Could anyone who is applying or has got in or has any experience with the matter in question please give me some info on their experiences.


    I wouldn't have thought they would want you to start your training before you have finished college, its probably sooner than they would want you anyway! I don't know about uni though, you are probably best contacting them and explaining the situation and that you want to go to uni and then enter the fire service and ask if you can defer entry if you are accepted.

    What degree will you be doing? Is it anything that is related, if it is then you could push that and say that it will benefit you doing the degree. If not you can say that you want to go to uni as you think that it will help make you a more balenced rounded person. It will help you to mature etc etc. Hope that helps!

    sorry, i just had mine serviced and it is really finely tuned now. throws out a helluva lot of heat. thank god, was cold

    well i am intending on going retained firefighting as of january when i turn 18 and several spaces open up at our local firestation. however no previous experience is needed, i go to a fire cadet group and have for the past erm 7 years, i would suggest going to your local fire station and tell them your situation and see if they can help you do some training, jsut simple things like fitness tets, hose running, ladder pulling and things like that, also ask if you can have a go at breathin apparatus as you will be trainined on all of this. i would suggest going to speak to the crew at your local firestation.they will want to help you because more or less all firefighters like to see fresh blood inthe service.

    best of luck with getting in if you go ahead with it.

    but answering your questions if you want to go to uni and get a degree ther is a good chance you would be able to work your way up the ranks in teh fire service, a management degree would allow you to have the same qualifications as people high up in the service, ( i am talking divisional officer/area managers and above). it depends what course you are studying, there are some avaliable to do specifically with Fire but i am not sure what these are about, i will look into it for you. it depends which brigade you apply to join, most brigades have 2 intakes a year hertfordshrie have different ones for whole time and others for retained. wholetime is march and september intakes. the retained are scattered throughout the year.

    i wish you all the best of luck in your future if you get into the fire service it is a rewarding job.

    if you want information i will be able to get it, jsut send me a private message and i will get back to you when i can

    (Original post by segat1)
    sorry, i just had mine serviced and it is really finely tuned now. throws out a helluva lot of heat. thank god, was cold
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