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|
|Education||Some college, no degree|