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  • WPS Armed Medic - Interview

    Armed Medic Work - What it is, and what it isn't A very long overdue interview with an armed medic who spent a handful of years in war zones...
  • Contract Work for Dummies

    Contracting Basics   A lot of you out there see many of the contract jobs we post and start dreaming of stacking cash like Scrooge McDuck.  Some of...
  • Resume Basics for Contract Work

    What up homies, So you've seen the news. A massive (insert disaster here) has occurred or is about to occur. AMR was already blowing up your email ...
  • Tactical Medic 101: Border Patrol Medic Interview

    So you're tired of lifting fat poop covered people, and taking a little too much pride in your #PoopGang stickers. You can't join the military because your girlfriend won't let you, and you "cAnT tAkE oRdErS fRoM pEoPlE" (and ironically are paid less than fast food workers) but you wanna rock a plate carrier and carry a gun. What is an EMT to do?
  • Career FD Hiring: The Academy

    The Academy By Richard Abaddon   You are a sperm.  You have made it inside of the golden egg that is a professional fire academy. You are the golde...
  • Career FD Hiring - Part 4: The Interview

    Career FD Hiring - The InterviewBy Richard Abaddon It’s pretty tough to come up with unique characteristics to talk about in an interview. Everyon...
  • Career FD Hiring - Part 3: The Interview

    Fire Interviews For DummiesBy Richard Abaddon The interview. The most critical part of your hiring process adventure. If you can’t perform in an i...
  • Tinder/Bumble Basics

    We've been hounded on this long enough, so it's time to deliver. Pepper your angus, children, because we are going to impart great wisdom on you.  ...
  • Career FD Hiring - Part 2: The Test

    The Hiring Game: Part 2 Authored by Richard Abaddon   You read the previous article, and weren't entirely turned off by the idea. You’ve decided y...
  • Career FD Hiring - Part 1: Unwritten Rules of 'The Game'

    The Hiring Game: Part 1 Authored by Richard Abaddon   The process of becoming a firefighter can be really fucking stressful. It's even more stre...
  • Wildland Fire Jobs for Dummies

    NOTE: This was written regarding the 2018 season, and while the specific dates may have changed, the information generally remains the same. If yo...
  • Network - Part 1

    I feel a slight amount of guilt, over having waited this long to actually write this advice up, but here it is. How to Network, and I don't mean sp...