Capt Craig Freeman

Your first step to becoming a fire fighter

Do you have your heart set on becoming a fire fighter? Fire Careers can help. We boast expertise in the training and prerequisites you need in order to be successful in the field.

Qualifications necessary for becoming a fire fighter

There are certain qualifications that are guaranteed to help you with becoming a fire fighter. These include:

  • Being at least 18 years old at the time of your application
  • A high school diploma, or GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • A clean record – no drug issues, traffic violations or felonies

Becoming a fire fighter – additional training that may help

The qualifications we’ve mentioned are all a great start, but there are other ways to stand out from the crowd.  Additional qualifications useful to firefighting applicants include:

  • CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) card
  • EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) certification
  • Firefighter certification
  • Paramedic certification

Of course, individual departments may have specific requirements of their own. You should feel free to ask the department itself before applying, or contact a member of the Fire Careers team for help and assistance.

Numerous institutions offer fire service training programs around the nation. Fire Careers can help you find the one best suited to your needs.

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