Capt Craig Freeman

Finding your first job as a firefighter

The firefighting industry is fiercely competitive. As a result, the initial steps to secure an entry-level job as a firefighter can feel, at times, overwhelming.

FireCareers recruitment service is here to help you advance to the next stage in your career. We’re a monthly, six monthly or annual online subscription service highlighting national opportunities. We’ve been servicing the firefighting community for 30 years.

Your new job as a firefighter

Have you been applying for a job as a firefighter without much luck? There are numerous things you can do to improve your prospects:

  • If possible, meet with the chief or station management to make yourself known. With so many applicants, it’s important to stand out.
  • Make sure you’re at optimal physical fitness. Don’t be the person holding your academy back.
  • Test and volunteer at as many departments as possible.
  • Dress like you mean business for all interviews.

The right job as a firefighter

For just $9.95 a month, you will be subscribed to FireCareers, tapping into our expert industry contacts and opportunities and giving yourself an enormous competitive advantage.

As suitable opportunities arise we will notify you via text, email or Facebook. To learn more, contact

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