Nato Airbase Kandahar

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Nato Airbase Kandahar

Postby EdmWagon » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:33 am

Hey just wondering if any one out there had any info on the job as a firefighter on the Airbase in Kandahar. I'm interested in applying with a company looking for firefighters. Just wondering about contarcts, pay, training and conditions\life on the base... Anyone with any info would be appreciated

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firewalker2
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Postby firewalker2 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:09 pm

What is the company name ?

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Postby JRandall » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:41 am

I believe its either PROTEC or ATCO Frontec

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Postby Scratch » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:12 pm

"JRandall" wrote:I believe its either PROTEC or ATCO Frontec



Its Atco Frontec
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Postby pocfire » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:17 am

I was there for 6 months. Hot and dusty. Reached +60F in the shade over the summer. Would be great experience. The company, ATCO...well that's something else. They won't offer you a good contract and the training and maintenance is scarey. They have people in charge, head office, that don't have a clue or any knowledge of firefighting at all. They will want you to have all the proper certs for structure and ARFF firefighting but won't want to pay you for it. You most likely be offer a 6 month contract at $60k (a year). You will work 24 on 24 off. Holidays at the end of your contract. The majority of the staff are NOT properly trained or qualified. But look into it...like I said it is a once in a life time experience.
Good luck.

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Postby Rooks » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:51 am

Im at KAF right now and everything pocfire said is true, Im on a 3 month on 1 month off, 24hours on 24 hours off, 2 year contract, its the lowest pay for contract but the best roation. They'll send you home 4 times a year if your not a TCN. If your from the states you have can only be in your country for 30 days a calendar year If you want no taxes deducted I believe. If your Canadian there are no restrictions other then you have to hold a minimum 6 month contract you still pay provincial tax and once you get your OETC your Federal taxes get reduced 80%. It is hot, 50 degrees is normal but theres lots of AC to cool you off if your not forced to be outside.

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Postby YoungFire » Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:40 pm

Are they looking to hire anytime soon? It looks like it would be great experience.

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kaf

Postby Rooks » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:01 am

there only hiring TCN's for positions below crew chief.

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Postby pocfire » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:47 am

Hey Rooks are you still in KAF? What are TCN's? How is it in the hall there now?

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Postby Rooks » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:20 am

Yeh I'm here TCN's are Third Country Nationals. Life here is fine, dusty and really hot in the summer, with rocket attacks all the time. If you like saving money ( for the main reason there is literally nothing to spend it on ) its good. Stack a harddrive full of movies and shows to keep you busy will make the time go by fast. We need a crew chief do you have everything up to fire officer 1?


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