HOW TO BECOME A FIREFIGHTER: CAREERS IN FIREFIGHTING
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 you?
This comprehensive guide provides detailed information and data to help you become a firefighter, along with a break down of the training necessary to gain employment and promotion. From the required skill sets and licenses to a projected salary range, here are key details to help you make an informed choice about the career.'