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What does a wildland firefighters job look like in the winter time with no fires?

I have worked on a fire before, and am not shy to hard work. #career #wildland firefighting

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Dawn’s Answer

My son was looking at becoming a firefighter we spoke with a few of them they were doing seasonal work as ER techs in hospitals in the off season. You would need your EMT for this.
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Brittany’s Answer

Depending on where you end up at, there may be no true "off season" - that being said, if you like or want to travel, some firefighting dpts also mobilize their people to areas where there are catastrophic events (i.e. Thomas Fires in CA a couple years back). Most firefighters also certify or are required to certify as EMTs, which opens you up to urgent care clinics, hospitals, etc. You may also look into local and state based parks/recreation services that need certified EMTs, people with emergency management skills, etc. Make sure that you inquire when you look into what department you are anticipating working at - the folks in that area will know better what your options are.
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