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Firefighting Training Expectations

Firefighting Training Expectations

You might already be fully educated about what to expect during your Written Exam, and your Non-Written exam portions that include your medical physical and your CPAT success rate.  What you haven't read is what to expect in your daily life when you show up to the Fire Academy for your Firefighter Certification (AKA Firefighter I training [...]

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Sample Firefighter Resume

Sample Firefighter Resume

If you are looking to become a career firefighter, you are probably looking for jobs at a variety of firehouses. Before any of those potential fire chiefs see you in person, they see your resume. Even if you show up to an interview looking great, ready with answers, your degree in hand, that resume could [...]

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Firefighter Education,Character and Physical Requirements

Firefighter Education,Character and Physical Requirements

Instead of focusing on just the bottom line requirements to be a firefighter, it's also important to focus on the "recommended" requirements as well.  Yes, you can become a firefighter without a college degree, and you can typically also do it if you've had some small run ins with the law in the past provided [...]

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Firefighter Hiring Tips – How to Get Hired!

Firefighter Hiring Tips – How to Get Hired!

So you want to know how to get hired as a firefighter?  Becoming a firefighter is a somewhat standardized process and most municipalities follow similar guidelines throughout the selection process.  Private industry firefighters are a little different, but you still need to be the best person for the job.  It doesn't matter what step of the [...]

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Firefighter Job Requirements

Firefighter Job Requirements

I know it sounds cliché, but not everyone out there knows the exact specific requirements for someone in the firefighter job role.  There are many different hats you have to put on as a firefighter and not all of them are as glamorous or fabled as some of us would like to believe.  We like [...]

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Firefighter Training Requirements

Firefighter Training Requirements

Becoming a Firefighter is not for everyone, this much is clear.  You have to be someone with drive, persistence, stamina and a strong mental constitution to even think about taking on this challenging career.  There are so many different factors that impact you as a firefighter and no amount of training can truly prepare you [...]

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How To Become a Firefighter in Oregon

How To Become a Firefighter in Oregon

The state of Oregon boasts one of the most heavily wooded areas in the nation.  There are countless state parks and National forests all over the state.  Oregon also has several areas that are considered a high desert type climate that get minimal rainfall making them very dangerous areas for forest fires.  While the state [...]

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How To Become a Firefighter in New York

How To Become a Firefighter in New York

On September 11th, 2001 Firefighters, Police Officers and service personnel in service all received the shock of their lifetimes when two planes crashed into the twin towers in New York City.  When the planes crashed into the twin towers, service personnel across the entire state were recruited to come and assist in the rescue of [...]

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How To Become a Firefighter in Nevada

How To Become a Firefighter in Nevada

Nevada – can you even say the state name without thinking “VEGAS BABY!”  While Nevada is most famous for the iconic sin city of Las Vegas, what many people don’t know is that Nevada is also a great state that has plenty of national forest making it a prime location for wildfires.  In fact, it [...]

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How To Become a Firefighter in California

How To Become a Firefighter in California

California is one of the largest states in the country and is the 8th largest economy in the world. California has some of the most dense living quarters per capita, and also has some of the most fire-prone government owned national forest areas in the country. As a result, firefighting careers are in very high [...]

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How To Become a Firefighter in Arizona

How To Become a Firefighter in Arizona

Arizona – home of the desert, and the infamous high desert.  Arizona is also home to the infamous Northern Arizona National Forest, which has been subject to some of the biggest major wildfires in the west over the course of the last century.  Arizona has been an area of the country where the firefighting profession [...]

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Firefighter Scholarship and Grant Information

Firefighter Scholarship and Grant Information

If you aren’t one of the lucky people out there that can afford to pay for college out of pocket, then there’s no reason to lose hope if your dream is to get into firefighting as a career.  There are many scholarship programs across the country and we are going to break down some of [...]

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