Fire Fighter Jobs

Fire Fighter Job Overview


Fire fighters put out fires, help assist with other emergencies and save lives. They prevent fires from starting by inspecting buildings for hazards such as faulty wiring. They teach local citizens about fire safety and disaster preparedness. They test fire hydrants and alarms to make sure that all systems will work properly in the event of a fire. Fire fighters also maintain the fire station and type up reports about fires after the fact.
Fire fighters work both at the fire station and throughout the town in a number of capacities. Most fire fighters work for local governments, and they typically work varied shifts that can be as long as 24 hours on the clock at a time. Fighting fires is a very dangerous and high-risk job, but it provides a thrill for risk takers who are brave enough for the job and an important service for community members who benefit from fire fighters' hard work.

Fire Fighter Education Requirements


While a college degree is not a requirement for most fire fighter jobs, a high school diploma is not enough either. Fire fighters typically must receive extra training, including training in emergency medical services. Fire fighters also must pass written and physical tests and interviews. Fire fighters not only need to be able to quickly and effectively put out fires, but they must also be able to save lives, think quickly and remain calm in dangerous situations.

Fire Fighter Job Market


The expected growth rate for fire fighter jobs is about 7 percent over the next 10 years. This is slower than average, which means that prospective fire fighters may have difficulties finding employment in some areas. Applicants with the best test scores, the most extensive training and an advanced degree of physical fitness will have the best chances of getting hired.

Fire Fighter Job Salary


Fire fighters make an average of $45,250 per year or $21.75 per hour. This amount can vary widely, however, depending on the city that the fire fighter works in.
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The testing date will be OCTOBER 25, 2014 The written exam test will begin at 9:00 A.M After a lunch break, the Agility followed by oral interviews Testing and interviews will be conducted at the Ambridge Municipal Building located at 600 11th Street, Ambridge, PA 15003 Applications available at the Borough Administration Offi ce or website www.ambridgeboro.org Submit application, certifi cation d...
PARAMEDIC / ENGINEER or AEMT, EMT Come work in Boomtown, USA! The Williston Fire Department is accepting applications for a full-time EMT-Paramedic / Engineer, EMT- Advanced and EMT- Basic may also apply. Essential job functions include but are not limited to administering emergency medical care and providing other assistance as required. Firefighting activities include driving fire apparatus a...
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Los Angeles, CA, 90009
Job details Job 1 of 1 Apply to job   Send to friend Save to cart View similar jobs Bulletin Number 396BR Type of Recruitment Open Competitive Job Opportunity Department Fire Position Title CALL FIRE FIGHTER, NC Exam Number 39302A Filing Type Open Continuous Filing Start Date 01/03/2011 Filing End Time 5:00 pm PST Salary Type Per Session Salary Minimum 17.27 Salary Maximum 17.27 Special Salary...
State of California Fresno, CA, 93707
JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Fire Chief, has the responsibility to perform fire prevention, fire protection, and fire suppression work for the hospital. May assist in performing other duties related to protecting and preventing damage to property or injury to staff or patients. WHO MAY APPLY: You must have current certification list, lateral or reinstatement eligibility to appl...
City of Rockwall Rockwall, TX
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions Under the direction of the Fire Chief and or Battalion Chief, position will perform fire fighting duties, rescue operations, hazardous material mitigation, preventative maintenance of fire apparatus, and other duties assigned. Adhere to the Fire Department and City of Rockwall rules, regulations, policies, procedures, standard operating procedures, an...
State of Florida Bradenton, FL, 34205
FOREST RANGER(WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER) FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE ***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY*** CONTACT: Mike Keegan at (941) 727-6480 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Florida Statute 633 requires that any person employed in this job class obtain a firefighter certificate of compliance (Certified Florida Wildland Firefighter) that includes satisfac...
City of Portland, OR Portland, OR, 97228
The Position Benefits Supplemental Questions Fire Fighter EMT/Paramedic learns the knowledge, skills and abilities that are needed to become a fully proficient Fire Fighter and is responsible for participating in on-the-job and self-study training in order to acquire and maintain proficiency needed to perform all of the tasks of Fire Fighter, and develop the ability to effectively utilize many ...
City of Portland, OR Portland, OR, 97228
The Position Benefits Supplemental Questions A Fire Fighter Trainee will learn the knowledge, skills and abilities that are needed to become a fully proficient Fire Fighter and is responsible for participating in on-the-job and self-study training in order to acquire and maintain proficiency needed to perform all of the tasks of Fire Fighter, and develop the ability to effectively utilize many ...
City of Henderson Henderson, NV, 89044
THE JOB Benefits Supplemental Questions The Southern Nevada Regional Fire Consortium is conducting a testing process for entry level firefighters for its member departments. Test results will be made available to the member departments, listed below: · City of Las Vegas Fire and Rescue · Clark County Fire Department · North Las Vegas Fire Department · Henderson Fire Department · Boulder City Fi...
State of Georgia Hinesville, GA, 31313
Applicant must: be a minimum of 18 years of age; possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D. and possess and possess a Georgia driver's license. No Experience Required 12 Years Education Must Be At Least 18 Years Old Must Have Valid Class C Drivers License Preferred Skills None Given Job Description Job site in Hinesville, Georgia (Liberty County). Responsible for protecting lives and property en...
City of Rockwall Rockwall, TX
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions Under the direction of the Fire Chief and or Battalion Chief, position will perform fire fighting duties, rescue operations, hazardous material mitigation, preventative maintenance of fire apparatus, and other duties assigned. Adhere to the Fire Department and City of Rockwall rules, regulations, policies, procedures, standard operating procedures, an...
Lorain County JVS Oberlin, OH, 44074
Applicants must have a minimum of five years firefighting experience, be familiar with ODPS and NFPA firefighting guidelines and be a current state of Ohio Fire Fighter instructor level 1 and/or 2 certification. This part-time position requires the person to work a flexible schedule on an as needed basis. Must be able to pass a FBI/BCI inspection. '); function setUpPageBreaks(){h = 0; try{Appli...
City of Round Rock Round Rock, TX
Summary of Position Benefits Supplemental Questions Extinguishes fires, assists in fire prevention activities, and responds to emergency and non-emergency situations. Note to Applicants: The hiring process may take up to seven (7) months from the posting date. Examples of Duties: Responds to and assists company in suppressing structural, vehicle, wildland, chemical and other fires. Responds...
Job Description Position Summary The Security Officer under the direction of the site or operations supervisor performs a variety of security, safety, customer services, public relations duties, and related functions specific to the job account. The Security Officer provides first line response to emergencies and carries out the policies and procedures of Property Management and observes and rep...
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FIRE FIGHTER - Part-Time The City of Riverview is accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Fire Fighters. Requirements include: Fire Fighter I & II, Hazmat Operations, paramedic license, current AHA ACLS certification and a valid drivers’ license all through the State of Michigan. Applications and additional information are available on-line at www.cityofriverview.com or at the Human ...
The City of Farmington is currently accepting applications to establish an eligibility list for full-time Fire fighter at the Farmington Fire Department. The City intends to establish this list for employment openings that may occur within the next 12 months. Applicants are required to have Missouri State Fire fighter I & II, Hazardous Materials Operations, and Emergency Medical Technician. A vali...
Fire Fighter Sales and Service Co. is well-established company that sells, services, installs and inspects fire prevention products such as extinguishers, suppression systems, alarm systems, sprinkler systems in commercial buildings. We currently have an opening for a Portable Service Technician. Job Summary: The Portable Service Technician is responsible for the service and sales of fire exting...
Global reinsurance firm is seeking an Assistant Vice President/Business Analyst in the Transactional Systems division. You will be leading a team of 3 Business Analysts while working closely with stakeholders and the technology teams. We are seeking someone who has excellent organizational skills who is proactive, IT savvy and has a track record executing projects successfully. Prior experience i...
City & County of San Francisco San Francisco, CA, 94118
Introduction Please be sure to read this entire job announcement before completing an application. Description of Position: Under general supervision, an H 2 Firefighter engages in firefighting and related activities for the saving of life and property; administers first responder treatment, including first aid; and responds to a variety of emergency situations involving public safety and medic...

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Fire Fighter

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $120,000.00
Typical Salary for Fire Fighter
(111 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
25.4%
Bachelor's
20.9%
Associates
19.4%
Certification
17.9%
Master's
7.5%
High School
4.5%
Vocational
4.5%
(67 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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