Originally Posted by TopThrillJoe
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.
You went to Valley for their fire academy? I thought only cops went to that fire academy to be PSO's.
Get on a paid on call department that will pay your tuition.
Some even pay you a training wage while going to school.
Then get what ever medical training you need (suggest paramedic) to work.
And good luck.