I have my Fire I/II, EMT, and Fire science degree. I have had my certifications since 2004. I have been to over 20 fire department testings. I have interviewed over 10 times. This is a very competive field, as I am still trying for a job, but if you want a fair shot in Michigan, you have to go medic.
As for my training, I took everything at Lansing Community College
Good luck and don't give up