Originally Posted by MonkeyBiz
I was under the impression that to go through Fire 1/2 you had to be sponsered by a FD to get your certification. Has somthing changed? I went to Great Lakes EMS academy in Jenison for my EMT, and I really liked the school. KaiserJeep got on with me and Flamesfearme to White Lake Fire Authority, and they put him through MFR, and his is in his Fire 1/2 academy. Make sure that you get your Wild Fire 1, Hazmat Operations, and ICS for the Fire Service.
You do not have to be sponsered by a department to get ff1/ff2. I just finished up the fire academy in Kalamazoo and only one person out of 27ish was sponsered. However, it is nice having someone else pay the $2,000+ bill.