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...
State of South Carolina Columbia, SC, 29209
Job Responsibilities Benefits Supplemental Questions Additional Under limited supervision, functions as a Program Coordinator within the Emergency Services Bureau of the Office of the State Fire Marshal, with a primary focus on the Firefighter Mobilization Program. Participates in response pre-planning, data collection, database management, all hazard program coordination, and development and ...
State of Florida Milton, FL, 32583
FOREST RANGER (WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER) FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE ***INTERNAL AGENCY OPPORTUNITY--ONLY CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OFAGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES WILL BE CONSIDERED.*** CONTACT: Randy Gilbert, Forest Area Supervisor at (850) 957-6140, Ext. 125 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: In accordance with Florida Statute 633, ...
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....
AlliedBarton Security Services Heath, OH, 43056
**Overview:** **ABOUT ALLIEDBARTON SECURITY SERVICES** AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel to many industries including commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare, residential communities, chemical/petrochemical, government, manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, and shopping centers. AlliedBarton provi...
State of Georgia Lagrange, GA, 30261
Employer requires HS Diploma/GED, and a minimum of 1 year related experience and/or training. Must have valid Class driver's license. Must have knowledge of two-way radio operation. Must have Georgia Emergency Medical Technician Certification. Must have Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Certification. Must also have working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word. 12 Month Experien...
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...
AlliedBarton Security Services Seal Beach, CA, 90740
**Overview:** **ABOUT ALLIEDBARTON SECURITY SERVICES** AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel to many industries including commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare, residential communities, chemical/petrochemical, government, manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, and shopping centers. AlliedBarton provi...
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...
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...
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...
ITA international Panama City, FL, 32401
Overview: ITA International, LLC is an 8(a) Small Disadvantaged and a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business specializing in providing detailed mission analysis, innovative organizational planning, technical staff training support and comprehensive assessments resulting in strategic-to-tactical solutions for government and private sector. ITA International is currently seeking a Ship’s Ch...
ITA international Panama City, FL, 32401
Overview: ITA International, LLC is an 8(a) Small Disadvantaged and a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business specializing in providing detailed mission analysis, innovative organizational planning, technical staff training support and comprehensive assessments resulting in strategic-to-tactical solutions for government and private sector. ITA International is currently seeking a Ship’s Ma...
Coral Springs City Manager Coral Springs, FL, 33065
The Coral Springs Fire Academy is seeking highly motivated instructors to teach in the following courses: Fire Officer I • Building construction • Company Officer • Strategy & Tactics I • Course Delivery Fire Officer II • Course Design • Strategy * Tactics II • Fire Prevention Practices • Private Fire Protection Systems I Safety Officer • Incident Safety Officer • Health & Safety Offi...
Fire Brigade EMT, Fire Fighter II and CPR. Certificates required. Industrial experience preferred. Hazardous Materials Tech preferred. Please apply directly at: www.wacker.com/careers Fire Brigade EMT, Fire Fighter II and CPR. Certificates required. Industrial experience preferred. Hazardous Materials Tech preferred. Please apply directly at: www.wacker.com/careers...
Product Manager MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelors Degree. • 3-5 years of Marketing or Engineering Experience. • Will be working with Vendors and Suppliers which is key for this position. • Person having experience with person’s protective equipment is a plus. • Will be completing New Business Development. • Must have solid Analytical Skills. • Will be analyzing profit & loss. • Will be ...
Description From conception-to-end life cycle Mission Command System (MCS) the Technical Service Engineer for the US Army’s Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) with responsibility for planning and providing MCS services in support of major Army simulation-based training exercises. DST engineers must be capable of setting up, connecting and troubleshooting the following MCS system on our Domai...
Coral Springs City Manager Coral Springs, FL, 33065
Under the direction of the Division Chief of Training or his designee, performs highly responsible instructional work involving coordination, scheduling, and interaction with all areas related to Emergency medical Services classes. Responsible for ensuring all work is performed according to established safety standards, Federal, State, local codes and regulations applicable to the job. The employe...

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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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