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