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Dept is pushing for higher education

Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by oldstyle, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. oldstyle

    oldstyle Jeep Pirate

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    Our dept. is pushing for members to seek Fire Science degrees by creating a $300 monthly incentive. They are ALSO going to require degrees in order to promote to officer ranks.

    A $450 monthly Paramedic incentive will be offered, up from the current $250.

    All of this is supposed to be attained on "my time, my dime". Who else works a dept that is stressing education, and how is your organization assisting you?
     
  2. FirNaTine

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    Officer rank and education as follows:

    Lieutenant: National Pro Board Fire Officer I
    Captain: National Pro Board Fire Officer II
    Battalion Chief: National Pro Board Fire Officer III and associates degree
    Division Chief, Deputy Chief, and Chief of Dept: Bachelors and somewhere in there I believe it goes to FOIV, but not sure where.

    We get a $1750/yr EMT-P incentive in addition to an increase in base pay increase.

    Firefighter grades as follows with 5% increase between each grade:

    FFII: Entry level upon academy graduation, National FFII/EMT-B
    FFIII: FADO/EMT-B
    FFIV: EMT-I/ may or may not be FADO
    FFV: EMT-P may or may not be FADO
     

  3. CSNeoM4A1

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    Higher education where I work is not required for advancement up to the rank of captain, however, it does help.

    Once off probationary status, all new FF's are 3-4 classes away from an associates in Fire Science (from the academy and probationary classes.)

    Community college classes are reimbursed 100% and higher education than that is reimbursed at 50%.