Forum Ride Along
Hello, My name is Brandon. I joined the Marine Corps at the age of 17 and am now 22 and living in Hazel Green, WI. I have no college education for Emergency Medical Services however while I was in the Marine Corps, much like every other Marine, I was certified in CLS/TCCC/TCEC (Combat Life Saver, Tactical Combat Care Course, Tactical Combat Evacuation Course) as well as Basic and Intermediate Swim Qualifications, Submerged Vehicle Egress Training, and Marine Combat Water Survival Training. My question to all of you is how can I get my foot in the door with these qualifications, that so far seem pointless in the civilian world, at a Fire Department or an Emergency Medical Company? Is there a way to use these qualifications to bypass the requirement for a degree and get hired at a department and just undergo in-service training to eventually move to Firefighter/Paramedic status?