I WANT TO BE A FIREFIGHTER- WHAT DO I DO?

Training, education and other requirements for firefighters vary from country to country and from locality to locality. If you want to become a career or a volunteer firefighter within your community, the best way is to schedule an appointment with the Chief of the department or a designated officer to talk about the requirements.

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW BEFORE ENTERING THIS OCCUPATION?

This profile summarizes the common issues and duties for fire fighters. Fire fighters may be called to any number of settings or workplaces. It is impossible to predict all of the possible hazards a fire fighter may encounter. This summary focuses on the major job duties that most fire fighters (those fighting primarily structural fires) would have in common.

WHAT, BRIEFLY, DOES A FIRE FIGHTER DO?

Main duties of a fire fighter include:
Respond to fire alarms, accidents (automobile, industrial, aviation, etc.), building collapses, acts of nature (tornados, floods, etc) and others.
Rescue victims.
Control fire using various equipment and methods (axes, water, chemical extinguishers, ladders, vehicles, boats, etc).
Use proper techniques for first aid.
Provide safety education to the public.
 
 
 
   
   
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