Fire fighter

Nicholas Gregg

Desciption of the career

  • A Lot of responsibility
  • A lot of people live in your hands
  • putting out fires and rescuing people
  • medical calls

Neceessary skills

  • Be fit and in shape in order to carry heavy equipment in burning buildings
  • Wanting to help other people
  • Bravery
  • respectful
  • caring
  • discipline

Salary


  • · The median annual wage for firefighters was $45,250 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,030, and the top 10 percent earned more than $79,150.

Benefits

  • retirement
  • paid time off
  • insurance
  • provide them with uniform

work environment

· When not on the scene of an emergency, firefighters work at fire stations, where they sleep, eat, and remain on call during shifts that often last 24 hours. Many work over 40 hours per week. The work can be very dangerous.

oppertunities for advancement

· There are many opportunities for advancement in this job because you have opportunity’s to advance such as captain , Lutinate , engineer , fire fighter , fire marshal , fire chief and battalion chief.

Job outlook

· Employment of firefighters is projected to grow 7 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations.

How to become one

· Requirements for entry-level firefighters vary by jurisdiction. Firefighters need at least a high school diploma or the equivalent. They also may need to have completed post secondary education in order to attain various certifications before being hired, such as the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Basic certification. Most firefighters also must pass a written and physical test and complete interviews. Firefighters receive extensive training after being hired.

List of qustions about my career

  • Do fire fighters get state or government benefits
  • Are they required to wash the trucks
  • How many years do they have to work before they retire
  • Is your family allowed to visit you at fire station
  • what is the favorite part of this job
  • what is the worst part of this job

Articles

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/fires/
This article is about a house fire that accrued December 16 on 54th street in Tampa Florida

http://www.fireengineering.com/topics/structure-fire.htm
This article is about the amount of time it takes the fire department to respond to structure fires. the times are based on from when the fire alarm wen off till when fire fighters arrived on the scene.