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