In order to gain some training and experience, you can join a volunteer or reserve fire department. They generally have minimal qualification requirements and are a great way to increase your knowledge and skills and enhance your resume. One of the largest volunteer agency in our area is the CalFire/San Diego County Fire Authority, located at 2249 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, CA 92019.
Link to FAQs CalFire/SDCFA Volunteer FF FAQs
Link to job description CalFire/SDCFA Volunteer FF Description of Position
Link to Application CalFire/SDCFA Volunteer FF Application (2011)
Link to Reserve & Volunteer Agency Table Reserve & Volunteer Agency Table