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Becoming a Firefighter-EMT
  
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A CAREER AS A FIREFIGHTER/EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

If you want to become a firefighter, it is important to understand what a career in public safety is all about.  This is usually a lifelong job that gives honor, pride and sense of family.  It requires a high level of dedication to make a difference in peoples' lives.  

When first employed, the recruit will need to prepare for a 26 week recruit school focused on providing training in both fire suppression and emergency medical services.  This training requires intensive study and practical exercises, rigorous physical training and a real desire to be successful. 
 
The basic job requirements for a successful career in Fire and Rescue are:
  • Knowledge, experience and training in emergency medical services and fire suppression
  • Physical fitness
  • Knowledge and skill in using and maintaining equipment and apparatus
  • Continuous learning through practical exercises and on-the-job training
  • Public education through community adult and child fire prevention activities and presentations

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