What about Reciprocity? Does my National Registry EMT certification meet Certified Firefighter requirements?

To qualify as a Certified Firefighter, in addition to having your Hazardous Materials certification and your Firefighter I and II certifications, you must have your NC EMT certification or you must be able to get reciprocity by completing a Reciprocity Application at NCOSFM.  

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1. How do I know if I am considered "Certified/Lateral" in Durham?
2. If I hired, when will go into Operations?
3. What can I expect on the written test for Certified/Lateral firefighters?
4. Is the starting salary negotiable?
5. I 'm already an AEMT. How long would I have to attend the academy?
6. What about Reciprocity? Does my National Registry EMT certification meet Certified Firefighter requirements?
7. Do you allow any exemptions for the COVID vaccine?
8. What would my schedule look like when I go into Operations?
9. How often does the DFD hire Laterals?
10. Do you have any tips for applying?
11. Still got questions?