Become A Fireman

Steps to Becoming A Firefighter

If you are interested in becoming a firefighter, some things need to be done in order for you to succeed. First there is training, then the application process which includes background checks, physicals, and a health exam. Every fire department in the country have their own specific requirements for those who want to apply to work with them. Guidelines in most fire departments are similar. You must complete fire academy training in all cases. Becoming certified to respond to fire emergencies is necessary because without it you are not only putting your own life at risk, but the lives of others.

The first thing you must go through is the application process itself. This is similar to the process of many other jobs in that a background and criminal history check will be done to ensure you have a clean record. They especially look for any previous charges of arson or other fire related crimes. A clean background check is important because your job will be to provide the public with a safe environment to live in. Most fire departments require a physical exam and a psychological exam to ensure that you are up for the tasks and stresses of the job. After the application process is complete, you will be ready to learn all the essentials in fire fighting at the fire academy.

The fire academy is where all applicants will learn about fire as well as the different techniques for extinguishing them. They learn about the proper use of equipment and carry out many fire rescue procedure drills until they have them memorized. The science of fire is taught and is very important to learn. You cannot help fight an enemy you know nothing about so learning about everything associated with fire is very important for your job. After your fire academy is completed, you will be able to be placed in a fire department so that you can get the hands on experience that you need. You might have to work without pay until you can be hired on as a full time firefighter. There is usually a waiting list at each fire department to be hired on professionally.

becoming-a-firefighterAfter finishing the application process and fire academy, you are officially a firefighter. You have the certification to be recognized as a firefighter. Most importantly, are the qualities you will have inside yourself and how you have grown as a person. These qualities cannot be taught in any school. You will have patience, dedication, honesty, and a deep love for the job you’ve set out to achieve. You will have the confidence to say that you are a firefighter. Once you have the requirements to become a firefighter you will be able to get started on your journey to save the lives of many in a community that has given so much to you. Most importantly, it is a way to give back to the firefighters who spend each and every day saving lives, becoming heroes in the eyes of others.


2 Responses to “Steps to Becoming A Firefighter”
  1. Smith06 says:


    This is truly awesome information on ‘Steps to Becoming A Firefighter’. Thanks a lot for sharing this useful tips and I look forward to see more from you.

    The role of the Fire Service now involves a large degree of Community Fire Safety work. Firefighters rescue people and property from all types of accident and disaster. They also make an area safer by minimizing the risks, including the social and economic costs, caused by fire and other hazards. Only one in five calls, on average, is specifically for help at a fire.

    Firefighters also promote fire safety and enforce fire safety standards in public and commercial premises by acting and advising on all matters relating to the protection of life and property from fire and other risks. Lectures, exercises, practice drills and other forms of training are an integral and ongoing part of the job.

  2. Juan Orozco says:

    This kind of job is wonderfull firefighters are really special for me because they can help to any kind of people they didnt care how are u just they helps alot of people when they are in problems or dangerous problems..

    Another thing why i like firefighter is that when i was child they help me alot of times when i have flu, when i cant move, when i was involved on a fight and i broke my leg, my shoulder and also my arm they are special for alot of reasons they simple do they jobs the goal is rescue people and bring service to all thank u firefighters ur are awesome people with a biggest heart in the world…..

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