Consumers Ed. period 9
Duties and responsibilities
As a firefighter the main responsibilities is to protect there town/city from burning down. When a fire starts to blaze the police are notified and they call the firefighters to put it out. Also they must be able to carry the weight of them there gear and another person. Most calls are non fire emergencies ,because when ever the cops are called for medical emergencies the firefighters must show up and preform pre-medic treatment until the paramedics get there.
Firefighters typically work long and varied hours, often about 50 hours a week. they will work one full day then get 2 days off. or they work a couple of hours a week for a full week and then get 4 or 5 days off and when there is a fire or medical work day they get additional days off work.
They are normally located in every town ,but sometime when the fire gets out of control they have to travel to other town to lend a helping hand.
The lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,050, and the top 10 percent earned more than $75,390.