Would i have to go college or do i start off as a trainee or what?.
How long would it normally take?
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Typically there's some sort of fire academy. Depending on where you live, that can be at a community college where you'll get a two year degree, or the city/county might have one set up specifically for them.
you need to get a degree from a college. after that you should volunteer as a firefighter to get some experience which will make it easier to get a job. college courses are usually 2 years
this is the firefighters website that will answer all your questions Jezz, good luck
Applicants for municipal fire fighting jobs generally must pass a written exam; tests of strength, physical stamina, coordination, and agility; and a medical examination that includes drug screening. Workers may be monitored on a random basis for drug use after accepting employment. Examinations are generally open to persons who are at least 18 years of age and have a high school education or the equivalent. Those who receive the highest scores in all phases of testing have the best chances for appointment. The completion of community college courses in fire science may improve an applicant's chances for appointment. In recent years, an increasing proportion of entrants to this occupation have had some postsecondary education.
As a rule, entry-level workers in large fire departments are trained for several weeks at the department's training center or academy. Through classroom instruction and practical training, the recruits study fire fighting techniques, fire prevention, hazardous materials control, local building codes, and emergency medical procedures, including first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
They also learn how to use axes, chain saws, fire extinguishers, ladders, and other fire fighting and rescue equipment. After successfully completing this training, the recruits are assigned to a fire company, where they undergo a period of probation.
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Young fellow contact your local fire dept and ask to speak to the recruiter or the human resource rep for your locality. They will direct you to all the information required for your part of the Sate / Province and Country.
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