Skyler Hayes

What is a Firefighter?

A Firefighter is a person who responds to calls. The calls are either a car wreck or a fire. It can be any kind of fire such as : construction fire, woods on fire or any type of fire. They fight fires and help people who are in need.

What education do I have to have?

I need to have at least an associates degree in fire science, and I have to get certified in certain things. The things I need to get certified in are: EMT certification, paramedic certification and a state certification. I also need to attend a fire academy, pass a medical examination, pass fitness tests, and a written exam.

What are the three top colleges?

  • University of Florida
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Oklahoma State

How much does a firefighter make?

  • $37,000 annually in NC
  • $40,000 annually in SC
  • $47,000 annually in Virginia

Growth expected

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