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Fire and Rescue
Interested in a Career as a Firefighter/EMT?
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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 attend a 26 week recruit school focused on training in both fire suppression and emergency medical services.  This training requires intensive study, rigorous physical training and a desire to be successful. 
Success in Fire and Rescue requires:
  • Knowledge, experience and training in emergency medical services and fire suppression
  • Physical fitness
  • Skill in using and maintaining equipment and apparatus
  • Continuous learning through practical exercises and on-the-job training
  • A desire to help the community through public education and fire prevention activities and presentations


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