Reserves with full time firefighter

taylorwagner221
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Reserves with full time firefighter

Postby taylorwagner221 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:06 pm

Hello, I have a question. Is it possible to be a full time firefighter plus be In the reserves? Full time firefighters have quite a bit of time off so I know I could schedule it to work but is there rules that say you cant or protocols that contradict with eachother as they are both emergency service jobs? Thanks

JD1289
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Postby JD1289 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:35 pm

yes you can stay in the reserves and work as a firefighter full time. you cannot have two federal jobs at one time. the military is federal but full time firefighting is at a regional or municipal level.

braidjansen
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Reserves and full time firefighting

Postby braidjansen » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:01 pm

I spent 22 years in the reserves and had to leave when I was hired on full time. We work 10's and 14's which means that I work two weekends out of four. As my unit conducted most of it's training on weekends staying in the reserves was not a realistic option. My wife was also not particularly enamoured with the idea of me working with the army on the two weekends that I was home. It all depends on the shift schedule that you are working. I suppose if you are lucky enough to be working 24's you might be able to make it work.

lim075
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Postby lim075 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:01 pm

Some of the guys in my unit are FT FF and still showing for parade nights and occasional weekends. Some guys quit either because it was a resume booster or they couldn't make the commitments and went down to supplementary reserve.

I'm going to still stay in. Recently just got my component transfer processed to await interviews for 0149 FIRE FTR, but I don't need to go military fire fighter anymore.

bigsmoke
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Postby bigsmoke » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:06 am

I work on full-time dept. with the 24 hour shift. There a number of guys / girls on the department who remain in the reserves. They use regular time off, duty exchanges and holiday time to make it all work.

JD1289
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Postby JD1289 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:30 am

here is a question some of the guys in the forces might know... I took a voluntary release in Feb 2012 after 4 years service to pursue a career in firefighting. If I wanted to join the reserve would any of my training or rank be granted to me or would I have to start back from scratch?

lim075
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Postby lim075 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:12 pm

[quote=""JD1289""]here is a question some of the guys in the forces might know... I took a voluntary release in Feb 2012 after 4 years service to pursue a career in firefighting. If I wanted to join the reserve would any of my training or rank be granted to me or would I have to start back from scratch?[/quote]

I was about to answer your question, but you already know the answer to this lol

BTDT
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Postby BTDT » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:37 am

A fella made it work remarkably well with HRM a few years back, tour to Afghanistan completely supported by his FD CoC. He was, then anyway, a WO type, not sure of trade.

Bravo2zero
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Postby Bravo2zero » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:40 pm

I am currently in my 7th year in the reserves. We have police, fire, paramedic, and armed security guards and every other occupation you can think of working in my unit. In my opinion it is very easy to handle the job of a firefighter while remaining in the reserves. You only need to parade once every 30 days and even if you are not on a 24hr shift department this attendance requirement is still easy to attain.


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