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Municipal Firefighters

Job Information

Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts.


  • Fire fighting involves hazardous conditions and long, irregular hours.
  • About 9 out of 10 fire fighters were employed by local governments.
  • Applicants generally must pass written, physical, and medical examinations, and candidates with some postsecondary education are increasingly preferred.
  • Keen competition for jobs is expected because this occupation attracts many qualified candidates.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $45,420/yr ($22.71/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Some college, no degree