Within the past few months I've searched for a lot of different firefighter openings across the country. I graduated from college in December and am really eager to get started. Just a few general questions:
-Do you have to be certified as a paramedic/EMT to be a competitive applicant?
-What criteria should I look for when seeking out opportunities as college graduate with no prior training?
-At what point would I look at attending a fire/rescue academy? (while applying, post-hire, etc.)
ANY advice would be greatly appreciated!