How To Become A Fireman
If you want to learn how to become a fireman, it is beneficial to find out exactly what a fireman does. A fireman helps individuals during a fire. The fireman will also have other duties such as putting out fires and to some extent providing medical attention. Of course, firemen rescue people from burning buildings. This profession is about helping others; you will be working long hours and working under hazardous conditions.
- Start your career to become a fireman by obtaining a high school diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Take community college courses or obtain a two or four year college degree in fire science or fire engineering to improve your chances of landing a job as a fireman.
- Volunteer to work at a fire department in your area to improve your chances of becoming a fireman. Learn how the firemen use all their fire equipment and all their rescue equipment and work hard and keep safety in mind. Schedule an interview with the fire chief and ask him questions about how to become a fireman and follow his advice.
- Search in your area for fire department apprentice training programs or a similar program. Apply for several programs just in case you are not accepted in to one program. Upon acceptance, follow all the rules and complete the training program.
- Study for the fireman’s examination. Prepare to pass a written examination, a physical agility examination, a medical examination, a psychological examination and an oral examination. Pass these and you have qualified yourself to become a fireman. Apply for jobs as a fireman wherever you can.