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Before you enroll in a firefighting school or program, there are several questions that you should be asking yourself – questions about the program, about the school and about the criteria involved. Asking yourself the questions below will help you make an informed decision about your future as a firefighter.…

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You want to attend fire school, but which program should you take? And which school should you attend? Finding the answers can be frustrating. Ask ten different people and you will get ten different answers – and everyone would be right in some way. Choosing the right program for you…

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There are three fire service organizations you should be familiar with. It is important that you understand their significance and the relationship between them when choosing a fire program. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA; www.NFPA.org) is an international non-profit organization, serving as the world’s leading advocate of fire prevention…

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A fairly new option is distance learning, or online training, and is quite appealing to those with busy schedules or those who are not located near a school. The completion time for these programs vary. Some allow you to work at your own pace, while others are structured so that…

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Through diversified training and continuing education, firefighters have equipped themselves to handle any type of situation. No matter what the call of duty – a motor vehicle collision, a medical emergency, a hazardous materials incident or a fire, firefighters are ready and able to handle it. Firefighters also need to…

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Times have changed. Firefighters respond to many different emergency situations – and not only to fires. In fact, the majority of emergency calls are medical-related emergencies. Most fire departments are on the scene within four to five minutes of receiving the alarm and often before an ambulance. In many cases,…

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