Soon to be Fire Mom:
Has your son had the CDF Basic 67 hour Fire Fighter training class? If he has, he might want to make sure that the hiring coordinators in those Units that he has applied for are aware of it. The certificate is a major selling point for late in the season hiring, Ditto EMS and Haz Mat Operational.
CDF FFI is a great job and a good stepping stone for those interested in municipal Fire Fighting, but if things don’t sound promising, take a look at the USFS jobs. The experience will be outstanding and the diversification of background is a strong selling point for all the agencies.