Private, county, fire/ems, just ems? Have you worked at more than one, if so which do you like better? I've been with a county fire/rescue dept. for almost 6 years now. I started out in the county next to me that was also a county dept., but it was just an ems service. I worked there for 3 years. I love the fire/rescue service. Not sure if it belongs in the same thread, but is your dept union or non-union? We are union.