Question by Ty: In NH, Do you need to take Firefighter 1 Training to be on a Volunteer FD?
Im on a dept now for “hangaround time” and some say I need FF1 before I can go on the trucks and get gear. Others say Ill be probationary and not need FF1 I can just start slowly. Any thoughts? Im in NH.
Answer by ditzi_k
at the fire hall my husband volunteered at for 10 years, they didn’t require any specialized training, but you could definitely tell the ones who didn’t have it. they were the ones always jumping in over their heads, and sometimes getting hurt, or others hurt in the process. if you’re going to do it, do it right. it is much better to have too much knowledge when dealing with fires than not enough!
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