You really have to check with your local fire station for their requirements to join. Many departments are different, there isn't just one standard.Some volunteer departments don't even require that you goto a college or academy. You fill out the paperwork, get voted on by the fire department members, and begin your basic fire training.I'll use my department as an example. I filled out the application. Had to wait a couple weeks for the departments monthly business meeting where my application was discussed. When I was accepted we started a basic/mandatory training to learn the basics of firefighting. This was about a two days a week process for almost two months. Then I took a state mandated test, passed, and was officially a state recognized firefighter. I then took a Firefighter I/II class which allowed me to enter buildings by our state laws and had a more vigorous outlook on firefighting. After that I took First Responder courses to respond to medical calls. Now I'm looking to take EMT classes and Fire Officer and Fire Instructor classes.All of this training so far has been paid for by my department, and all of it will benefit me if I was to join a bigger paid department.So really, just check with your local department and find out. Good luck to you!
I'm applying to be a firefighter, and the requirements are you need to be a degree holder, then pass a professional civil service examination, then everything is basic requirements like resume, medical etc.
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I am 21 years old. Two years removed from highschool with a son. What steps do I have to take to become a firefighter?
I am a freshman in high school and want to become a firefighter. What classes should we take throughout high school?