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Offline Mr. Bill

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Antarctic Fire Department is hiring
« on: November 22, 2017, 11:28:08 AM »
http://www.antarcticfire.org/opportunities.html

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Seeking a unique adventure as well as employment? How would you like to be one of the few people on the planet to have the opportunity to live and work in Antarctica?

The Antarctic Fire Department is the primary fire/rescue service for the United States Antarctic Program and is a division of Lockheed Martin's Antarctic Support Contract - the primary contractor for the National Science Foundation's (NSF) U.S. Antarctic Program.

The AFD is currently seeking personnel to deploy to Antarctica on a contract basis for various periods of time starting in August each year.

There are three contract lengths:

    Summer - (Approximately) August or October through February
    Winter - (Approximately) February through October
    Year-Long - (Approximately) October through October. ...

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Re: Antarctic Fire Department is hiring
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 12:50:12 PM »
I saw a job posting not too long after graduating from college for a position at McMurdo. Can't remember what it was, I think it was some kind of lab tech or something (which would have been right in my wheelhouse). Still kind of kick myself for not at least applying.

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Re: Antarctic Fire Department is hiring
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2017, 02:48:42 PM »
One of my old physics profs ran a project in Antarctica.  It is still considered a "study abroad" opportunity for the students.

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Re: Antarctic Fire Department is hiring
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2017, 03:57:38 PM »
There are apparently several contractors who employ people there.

One had 143 job openings - pipefitters, mechanics, boiler room, airplane cargo loaders, drivers, heavy equipment operators, tool room attendant, power plant, wastewater, plumber, disbursing, construction, communication, painter, carpenter, etc...
https://pae.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PAE_Careers/1/refreshFacet/318c8bb6f553100021d223d9780d30be

Another contractor just had job openings in food service - bakers, sous chefs, stewards.  They also had one opening for a hairstylist.
https://gscantarctic.workbrightats.com/jobs/

Another one had 18 openings just for technology jobs, software engineer, IT supervisor, satellite communications.
https://ghgcorp.applicantpro.com/jobs/

If I was single, I would totally do this!!

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Re: Antarctic Fire Department is hiring
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2017, 05:05:46 PM »
Wait, I get to be the hero firefighter around some nerdy chicks in labcoats locked on a block of ice?

Follow up question: are there laws against drug use on that continent?

Congratulations, Mr. Bill. I am rethinking my entire life.  ;)

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Re: Antarctic Fire Department is hiring
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2017, 07:20:15 PM »
What do they use to extinguish large blazes? 50/50 mix of water and anti-freeze??? Do they have a hydrant distribution system? If they do is it a dry pipe system? These questions will not be keeping me up at night because I won't be going there.

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Re: Antarctic Fire Department is hiring
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 10:54:44 PM »
A girl in my EMT class was going to Antarctica as a chamber maid for her third tour.
Said she worked cleaning the rooms of the scientists five days a week.
On her off time she worked per deim as a "roadie" for the scientists; helping to move the instruments on/off the vehicles & aircraft, then assisting with the set up on site.