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What Are Firefighters ?..

A firefighter is a rescuer extensively trained in firefighting, primarily to extinguish hazardous fires that threaten property, and to rescue people from dangerous situations. Like collapsed or burning buildings or even crashed vehicles. In some areas they are also trained in Emergency Medical Services and operate ambulances in addition to being a firefighter .

Salary / Median Pay (Annual)

Median pay annual- $45,250

Per hour- $21.75

Things They Do

Ten Steps Before Becoming a Firefighter

1. Become an emergency medical technician (EMT)

2. Volunteer your time

3. Take fire technology classes at a local community college

4. Maintain a clean background & lifestyle

5. Understand all of the phases of the firefighter hiring process

6. Start taking firefighting test

7. Stop by fire stations

8. Get some life experience

9. Start preparing for your background information

10. Learn as much as you can about the fire service and get some ''hands on'' experience