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What Are The Characteristics Of A Firefighter?

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Not every one can manage to be a firefighter as it requires certain skills and characteristics which can be very challenging and demanding as well. There are certain features of a firefighter which are essential in order to have a good career in this field.

First of all a firefighter has a great personality and has to maintain good relationships with his fellow colleagues as they all work in team and groups. It is important to get along with every one else and work together. A firefighter has a lot of stamina and is physically fit as the job requires lifting heavy things and extinguishing fire by using water pipes.

A firefighter is intelligent and uses his common sense in saving people's life. He should be alert and focuses with a lot of patience and should be capable of fighting stress and tension periods. He should be self motivated, confidence, brave and have the power to make quick decisions.

It is important to have a good heart and be empathic towards other people along with the power to maintain emotional control.

Since the job requires listening to a supervisor, a firefighter should not have any ego problems and should be very obeying.
The job can be very monotonous and tiring too, so a good sense of humor is great for firefighters. A fire fighter should be determined and courageous and not be afraid of heights and fire.
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Every firefighter will have a common goal suiting the nature of their job. This job means helping other people from dangers and hazards. Their goals mainly involve life safety, incident control, property damage control and environmental preservation.

It is an extremely difficult career and not every one can handle it. This is why a firefighter continuously trains him for improving his performance and efficiency. Safety operations are regularly practiced by firefighters and this continues through out their career.

Training is provided at the fire academy and if a firefighter wants he can update himself with extra training programs which offer certificates and awards too. The best American training organization is the National Fire Protection Association.

The firefighters also work hand to hand with other emergency control organizations such as police department and 911. Together they team up and help controlling a situation and save people's life.

All firefighters want to make sure their presence can save another life and they will make every effort in serving their country and preserving their nation's environmental property. Along with this, they want to make sure they abide by all laws of the firefighting federation and take control of any traumatic situation as a responsible and efficient firefighter.
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To be hot in their uniform!
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What are the daily duties of a firefighter when there is no call? What do they have to do in the fire hall all day when they haven't been called out?
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A firefighter is supposed to save lives of people and put them away from danger. They can have a very hectic daily schedule which includes first of all an initial response to incidents, which starts off after an alarm ring.

They are supposed to identify the type of alarm that is ringing and respond to it accordingly. He then winds up with all team members and prepares for the equipments that will be required. It is also required for him to communicate with the people who are in danger and ask them continuously the situation of the emergency.

The firefighter might have to then drive the firefighting truck to the scene of the incident and make sure all traffic rules are being followed. He will select a route which will be the closest to the scene of the incident.

At the scene of the incident he will make sure all personnel and equipments are in there place and looks at the condition of the incident. After making quick decisions, the supervisor will guide the team members and assign their duties separately. This requires good coordination and team spirit.

Then he will start putting out the fire and if any one is stuck inside a building he will risk his life and help them come out. They might even have to climb heights to reach a certain window to save people.

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