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Seaman vs. Fireman
Last Post 08 May 2011 03:09 AM by Bells. 4 Replies.
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05 May 2011 04:03 PM
    From what I've read on prior posts, a recruit requests to be a Fireman or Seaman in basic.  Will or does this affect where you go for your first unit?  Also, I plan on going Hull/Engineering, would it be wise to choose one over another?  Thanks.
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    05 May 2011 04:29 PM
    Seaman is on deck, fireman is below deck
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    05 May 2011 04:57 PM
    So... if you want to be a FN, put it in your comments on your dream sheet. If you end up graduating as a SN, you can always request to switch at your unit.
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    05 May 2011 10:56 PM
    And if you want to go hull/eng, say that on your dream sheet too. "I want to be an FN because I want to work in the hull/engineering areas" There's no guarantee, and like gears said, you can switch. But FNs get to see the hull and eng sides of the job.
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    08 May 2011 03:09 AM
    and the bilge, you will see the bilge often up close and personal

    Ive done both,

    I was a fireman for 7 months and now I am a seaman because I am striking BM.

    The job is basically the same because no matter what you are cleaning something, its just that Ive been outside more in 2 days on deck then I was ever in engineering. Its really nice I forgot what being outside was like.

    My shop in engineering was smaller and I liked that, in Deck Force we have a bosn', cheif, two BM1s, two BM2s, three BM3s, and then like 6-7 nonrates. In my engineering shop we had like 7 people. 3 fireman, 2 MK3s, an MK1, and a chief.
    Take what you like and leave the rest behind.
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