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fire and ems jobs?

 
wleggett02
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I am a fulltime firefighter/EMT with a family wife and three kids. What are the jobs like in the fire/ems field down there pay hours etc.

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Topic starter Posted : April 17, 2014 3:24 pm
East Ender
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Fire and EMT are separate departments of the local government. I don't have the salaries that were posted most recently in the Virgin Islands Daily News handy, but they are assuredly lower than they should be.

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Posted : April 17, 2014 9:08 pm
OldTart
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According to a 2010 document from the Governor's office, there are several combination firefighter/EMTs on St Croix but only one for the St Thomas/St John district. I believe many of the firefighters are part-time, not full time.

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Posted : April 17, 2014 9:17 pm
AandA2VI
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TOUGH. I just had my friend who was a FF and EMT have to move off island for lack of jobs. Its a small community. Not that it can't be done but he found it too hard to get "in".

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Posted : April 18, 2014 3:09 pm
Alana33
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Especially when the heads of these department would rather have us pay overtime than hire qualified new personnel for less.
EMT dept. is a mess. Can't say about Fire Services. If you do get hired for any Gov. job be sure you have $$$ to survive on until they finally get your NOPA approved and cut you your first check, months after you started work.

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Posted : April 18, 2014 4:07 pm
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