Fire to police

Discussion in 'Fire, EMS & Medical' started by Sodox, May 17, 2013.

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  1. Sodox

    Sodox MassCops Member

    hello, I took the 2012 FF exam and I am a vet who may or may not be getting onto a fire department soon (in the process) just wondering how hard or easy it is to go from the fire service to police in a civil service city. Don't get me wrong I will be very grateful to get on and would definitely give many years to the department If I am lucky enough to get on, but law enforcement is where I want to be. By reading other posts on here I know I will get shit on and people will think I am crazy but I want to go through the experience no matter how bad I will hate myself for doing it in 10 years...lol
     
  2. 263FPD

    263FPD Administrator Staff Member

    I don't understand the question. If you are looking for job security, either one will provide it for you, as long as there isn't another major budget crisis and they want to lay off. As far as going from one service to another, you will have to begin fresh. All you will carry over is your City/Town time.
     
  3. Sodox

    Sodox MassCops Member

    I guess my question is how do police departments feel about taking firefighters on from the same town/City . I dont think I will have job security because If I am hired on the fire department It will be from a federal grant that last 2 years. The job will then depend on the city budget after that :(
     
  4. 263FPD

    263FPD Administrator Staff Member

    I don't think it is an issue. If you get through the process, you will get the job.
     
  5. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    You might like the Fire better :cool:
     
  6. mtc

    mtc High Priestess Staff Member

    You'll take shit for being a hose dragger .

    Here, lemme start.... NOZZLE JOCKEY !!! :D
     
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    niteowl1970 Moderator Staff Member

  8. Code 3

    Code 3 Supporting Member

    Somehow I don't see this thread going much further without being locked...
     
  9. LawMan3

    LawMan3 Moderator Staff Member

    BTDT. You'll have to endure plenty of ball busting but it's certainly doable.


     
  10. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

    We have a half-dozen former nozzle jockeys on my PD.
     
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