Any input on this? Thinking about joining for 2 years. My goal is to join the Boston Fire Department, and after talking to a few of the higher ups with the BFD, they all told me that I really needed to serve in the military to seal the deal. Would pretty much guarantee a spot for me with the BFD, as apposed to having to score a 100 on the civil service test, and still possibly get looked over for a minority or veteran. So I seriously thinking about joining the army, would does ot think about this?