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Posted: 9/7/2005 5:35:51 AM EDT
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Control Risks is fully staffed right now.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 7:20:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 7:20:23 AM EDT by ops144]
any thing out there for firefighter/emts?

thats my gig"17yrs exp,12 almost 13 fulltime"

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One thing I'm seeing a lot with the contractors is "bring your own gear." Seems to me that you probably won't be able to bring back most of your gear for contamination reasons so even though they want to pay a little more you are going to spend more out of pocket for the job.

That's one thing that caught my eye about Blackwater. They will supply everything to you. I agree the 250 a day is low but you have to way all the factors.
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Originally Posted By Ranger8541:
The same gear BW issued me is more than likely what you will be issued. Some of it is okay, most is shit. I left about 90% of my gear back in the states that BW issued me. I brought most of my own gear with me to Iraq. I think I have about 5000 invested in gear. That is about 7 days worth of work/money/pay for me. My safety and comfort is worth the investment. Most of the top companies that are operating in NOLA are paying 500 a day. I bought top of the line gear for Iraq, and spent 3000. First of all, you’re not going to be wearing the same type of gear that we wear over here. You could easily get by on an investment of 2000 worth of gear. That’s 4 days worth of work. If you have to leave your gear or burn it, so what, you've still made more money. There are three major companies in Iraq that supply their operators all their gear. This in no way makes them the better companies to work for. Everyone wears their own gear anyway due to the fact that no two persons can decide what type of gear is best. I say let me bring my own gear, and pay me more. At 250 a day, six months, gear supplied (180 days) that’s $45,000 at 500 a day, six months, gear NOT supplied (180 days) that’s $90,000. I could go "all out" and buy the best gear there is and still make 35,000 more. Nothing against BW, I work for them, but they are the "low ball" in this contract. Another thing is, who do you think the best; most experienced operators are going to go? 250 a day or 500 a day. I'm not saying that BW will have shitty operators, I'm just saying look at it closely. I would rather have someone I trust at my six. There is nothing worse than being in a hostile environment and have to watch your sector, and the “other guy’s” sector as well. I’ve been there before, and it almost got me killed. The object is to spend the money afterwards. Semper Fi, John

Who is paying 500 a day? and without it being a 6 month to a year contract?

I'm looking at short term contract so not to conflict with my Department's scheduling.

Would love to get more info from someone already in the profession.

IM sent

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Link Posted: 9/7/2005 1:18:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 2:04:42 PM EDT
Well I sent out my resume to Kaye. We'll seee how that turns out.
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