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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 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.'

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