Firefighter- My Future Career
By Destiny Velez
Daily Tasks and Responiblity
- Check all their gear
- Check if everything works properly
- Clean the station and fire trucks
- Do their paperwork
- Work out
- Make and eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner
At any giving time if they are called for a fire. They stop what they are doing and react to the emergency. When they come back they can go back to doing whatever they were doing.
Education and Training
Preferred Job Skills
- Athletic- in great physical shape
- Great in fire science- smart with fires and safety towards fires
- A great speaker- Talking to strangers and saving them
High School Preparation
Most High Schools have these class options. For a firefighter you need to be in shape and to know about fire science. Also learning about the body and figuring out how to be safe. It helps me be in good shape and learn a lot about all different types of science. Theses are classes you should take
- Athletic P.E.
- Physical Management
- Spanish 1, 2, and 3
- Honor Science
- Spanish Club
Teens who want to come firefighters should learn different language so they can talk to more people if someone has an emergency and the student can speak to them in Spanish if needed. Also sports keeps the student in shape and makes them more athletic.
A quote from Tim Ude showing in a fire station they all be come family "The people you work with are like a second family."
Tim Ube- Firefighter, Melrose Park
Mr. Reeves- Honor Science Teacher, School District #212
Rocky- Firefighter, Melrose Park
My Post-Secondary Plan
During the interview with Tim, he had stated, " My advice is to Get your paramedic license and take Every test you can. They offer Fire Science degrees in College. While these are extremely helpful I would recommend getting a degree in something else so you can have another career on your days off. Being familiar with the trades and having knowledge of mechanical things is very helpful."
This shows i have many community colleges i can look forward to going to and getting the degrees to help me out. Also to have a better chance to be hired. Here are few colleges i have my eyes on.
- College of Dupage
- University of Illinois