What education do you need to become a Firefighters?

As the name suggests. Firefighters are people who literally save people or other objects from fire by fighting it. They are strong individuals who can perform rescue operations with style and panache.All firefighters undergo post-secondary school training, either in a technical school, college, or firefighting academy. Since each state and fire agency sets its own hiring qualifications, one of the best places to learn about requirements is at the local firehouse.

“To be a firefighter, you usually need a high school diploma and a college program in fire protection technology or a related program. You must pass physical agility, strength, fitness, and vision requirements. Previous experience as a volunteer firefighter may also be an advantage.” Read more

Firefighter’s Guide to Education and Training

Applicants for firefighting jobs are usually required to have at least a high school diploma, but candidates with some education after high school are increasingly preferred. Most municipal jobs require passing written and physical tests. In recent years, an increasing proportion of new firefighters have had some education after high school. All firefighters receive extensive training after being hired.

“Fire fighters require some formal education. Learn about the training programs, job duties and requirements to see if this is the right career for you. A career as fire fighters usually requires no more than a high school diploma. Most candidates must complete intensive training programs that include education as well as physical training. Those choosing a career in firefighting may be able to enter an apprentice program with a fire department that often leads to an offer of a firefighting position.” Read More….

Firefighter Education is a resource dedicated to helping those pursuing a rewarding career in firefighting. If you are interested in becoming a firefighter the first thing you should do is get admissions info from local schools.

Kent Ryan

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