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Firefighting Qualifications

Firefighting Qualifications

So you might be asking yourself – What are the “ideal” qualifications to be a firefighter?  Yes, you have already read the basics and our detailed hiring tips, but you might not know exactly what the intangibles are that hiring officers might be looking for when trying to find the best candidate.  While we’ve covered [...]

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How to Become Familiar with a Firefighter Exam

How to Become Familiar with a Firefighter Exam

It’s actually quite easy these days to become familiar with a firefighter exam and there are tons of resources for you to better inform yourself about the firefighter exam process.  Right now, having an online resource is absolutely huge and should be used to your full advantage.  We are going to look at some of [...]

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Steps You Can Take to Become a Firefighter

Steps You Can Take to Become a Firefighter

Most state requirements are pretty specific when it comes down to brass tax on figuring out what it takes to get employed as a firefighter.  You have the application process, the background checks, the written and physical exam.  You also have the board interview.  But what we haven’t covered is what you can do externally [...]

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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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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 Long Does It Take To Become A Firefighter?

You are interested in becoming a firefighter. It’s a dangerous job. Fighting fires takes determination, passion, a love for people, and most of all – guts. Not everyone can run into a burning building when everyone else is running out. There are several different steps to becoming a firefighter and the length of time depends […]

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Typical Firefighter Interview Questions: What To Expect

An oral, in person interview is a certain guarantee while going through the process of becoming a firefighter. An interview can make or break a person’s chances of getting hired which is why it’s so important to prepare ahead and anticipate a myriad of different questions.  You can expect similar questions if you are looking […]

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A Complete List of Firefighter Ranks

A firefighter’s position or rank is often denoted by the color of their helmet. White helmets are usually worn by chief officers and red helmets are worn by company officers. However, the meaning of the color and its style is different for different regions and also, for different departments. Even though a single system of […]

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The Firefighter Job Description – The Day To Day

Undertaking the job of a firefighter is perhaps one of the most difficult and challenging jobs that one can do. Firefighters work in complex environments, and much of their work begins only after intense training and studying. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are over one million firefighters in the United States. While […]

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The Firefighter Work Schedule, Days Worked and Routines

A career as a firefighter is an admirable one where you put your life on the line every single day. No two days are the same and you are likely to come across a variety of different situations that will push you to your emotional and physical limits. That said, firefighters have plenty of benefits […]

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How To Become a Firefighter in Indiana

How To Become a Firefighter in Indiana

By all outward indications, Indiana takes its motto, “The Crossroads of America” quite seriously. Major urban metropolises amidst a sprinkling of smaller industrial towns and a liberal dash of villages provide a backdrop of delightful diversity for easy assimilation of any cultural inclination. Besides being culturally and geographically diverse, Indiana is the nation’s athletic universe. […]

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