Career Inquiry Series: I Want To Be A Firefighter
Have you been thinking about what you want to do professionally after you graduate?
Would you ever want to have a dog at work with you?
Have you ever wanted to ride around in or drive a big truck?
Have you ever wanted to spray stuff with a lot of water?
Then maybe a career as a firefighter is in your future!
If you’re the type of person who likes to help others, feels good when protecting people from dangerous situations, and likes being part of a team, a firefighter requires these characteristics and more.
First, in order to be a firefighter you need to be a US. citizen.
Secondly you need to be physically fit because there’s a physical fitness test.
There’s also a computer based exam that tests memorization, visualization, and spatial orientation skills
high school diploma is required, 15 college semesters, and a driver’s license.
Being a firefighter can be a dangerous job but it can be rewarding as well. If you put the mind to it, it is possible.