I'm in the middle of completing my S-190, S-130, and L-180 training to be certified as a Firefighter Type Two.  Since I'm a college student, I'm hoping to get a fire job out west over the summer(not this summer but the next). 

I'd be interested to know from some of you what your experiences have been: agency, location, fire experience, etc.  Also, what kind of training have you had/recommend to get a hand up on the career ladder?

Thanks

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Hey man,

Just saw this and figured Id reply. I was a BLM/Forest Service firefighter for four years, two on engines and last two on a hotshot crew. The biggest thing honestly is calling and or visiting fire captains to show your interest. Some of these jobs get hundreds of applicants, so anything you can do to make yourself known is best. Also, be as fit as possible. You need to be working your way up to hiking steep hills with 45 to 100lbs on your back for hours. Go to hotshotfitness.com for some workout ideas. Lemme know if you have anymore questions

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