I've been talked into letting you guys know that I recently found out I'm one of the lucky ones to get hired by a big city Fire Department! I'll keep the city quiet, just for confidentiality type of reasons, but it is a fantastic department, with tons of trucks, high volume of calls, the whole kit!
After 6 years of toiling away (3 of which were spent in an Industrial Fire setting), I got the call from a city department, which is THE DREAM!
Including my interviews, practical testing, physical, medical and licenses for the truck, the whole process took a little over 2 months, if you start counting from the day I found out I had an interview. I won't even mention how long ago I applied for the position...
My wife wants to spoil me with a new knife (looking at a Carter IP, and a Rodrigue EDC) as a congratulations present, which is also amazing!
Anyways, I thought you guys might be interested, since we have a pretty awesome group here and we all want to hear good news!