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HOW TO BECOME A FIREFIGHTER: CAREERS IN FIREFIGHTING

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Firefighters work in forested, rural and urban areas to protect lives and property. While there are several pathways into the profession, students need to know the kind of fire organization — federal, state, regional, rural or city — that best matches their career goals. For some students, earning a high school diploma and emergency medical technician (EMT) certification is enough to start a satisfying career. Which path is right for...

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