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They’re always running into a fire when others are running out! This is a common phrase used to describe fire fighting. You see this slogan on T-shirts and in the media. But today’s firefighter is trained to handle every type of emergency situation, including motor vehicle accidents, train derailments, hazardous…

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Every fire department you approach will have a list of minimum requirements that you must achieve prior to applying for a firefighting position. These minimum requirements will vary from department to department and are based on the types of calls they respond to. A fire department located by water may…

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Before you spend your time and money on firefighting school or fire-related courses, it is important to first visit your physician. Make arrangements to have your doctor conduct a thorough physical examination to confirm you are in good health. You must be able to meet the minimum physical health requirements…

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The road to becoming a firefighter is a long one. Even after you've completed your training program, it may be a while before you're recruited and hired as a firefighter. Here's what to expect on the road to recruitment:

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Is age a factor? Is your age stopping you from pursuing a career in fire fighting? Do you think you’re too old or too young to get hired? These questions run through every potential firefighter’s mind at some point. It’s difficult to provide a straight answer to these questions because…

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