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The career of a firefighter

In regards to a firefighter, you should know that they are individuals that are very much highly trained in order to cope with all of the hazardous conditions that fires might let them in on. And of course, because of the fact that our society is evolving, there are a lot of dangers that such people are exposed to.

The materials and the structure of the buildings that are now built are very much different from what they used to be in the past and this will make the firefighter jobs a job that is not quite for everyone, but for those that are strong of will and are prepared to face anything they can in order to save the day.

There are a few types of firemen if we are to take a look at the industry nowadays. Each of them will have a certain specialty and they will be trained for certain situations. For example, they can be trained in order to attack bush fires, to be the operators of certain machines and so on. There are some countries in which firemen are not even paid and they will only get to be volunteering for this work. Before you will be able to be accepted and be part of the industry, you will need to take the firefighter test.



The volunteers though will not be called in every situation out there, but they will only be called in special events only. They will usually be receiving note either through their cell phone, pager or other means of communication. So this way, they will know exactly when and what they need to do.

If you are a fireman, you will need to be at your office at the Firefighter department and whenever a situation will arise, you will be called there. Yet before you will become one, you will need to take the firefighter practice tests and after that, you will need to stay in the department for 20 hours a day, but you will be able to lead the life you would normally do at home, with the only difference that when someone calls, you will respond to his call swiftly.

If you don’t want to be a firefighter, then you will be able to become an EMT. This means that you will offer help to all of those that will get injured in the fire, including the victims and fellow firemen. You are also responsible to assessing the best route through which victims will be evacuated from the fire site.


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