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How to Become a Firefighter


Let's explore the journey of Becoming a Career Firefighter.  Let's have conversation about planning and executing goals, follow through with what it takes to be successful.  It will be my hope that both entry level Candidates and in service professionals join in and give insight and advise on what it takes to have the Nations BEST career...

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Latest Activity: Jan 3, 2012

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WSI Testing 1 Reply

Hi.  Getting ready to take the test for the fire department and I've heard that they really look at the WSI.  They can teach anyone to become a firefighter, but really select based on the results of…Continue

Started by Kris Kirkpatrick. Last reply by Craig Freeman Nov 25, 2011.

Looking for the right attitude to bring... 1 Reply

by FirecareersQuestion - Just wanted to know some first hand experience about my first time volunteering for a local fire department. Very excited,…Continue

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Started by Craig Freeman. Last reply by Mike France Nov 3, 2011.

FireTEAM testing Question

Craig,I am a current volunteer firefighter that is looking to make that next stepinto making my "hobby" my career. I am currently an EMT-B and will graduateparamedic school on Dec 22.I am in need of…Continue

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Started by Craig Freeman Nov 2, 2011.

How to Become a Firefighter

How to Become a Firefighter.  Many theories exist on the right path to follow to be successful at becoming a career firefighter.  Career…Continue

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Started by Craig Freeman Oct 31, 2011.


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Comment by Craig Freeman on January 3, 2012 at 4:43pm

Happy New Year everyone.  We had a great vacation and we are blessed to have a great family and friendships.  Our resolution this year will be to help any aspiring firefighters across this great Country of ours to find a career position.  Let talk about what’s going on and share information to become the best prepared candidate you can be.  Chief Lepore just published a great article about filling out firef...Check it out and pass it along.  If you have any tips please share them here. 


Comment by Craig Freeman on December 20, 2011 at 2:05pm

Check out todays posting on Brotherhood of Fire...

Comment by Craig Freeman on December 5, 2011 at 12:16pm

Dan Coffman has announced Fire Tech Classes on line

Comment by Craig Freeman on November 29, 2011 at 11:36am

Just announced the 2012 How to Become a Firefighter Workshop in California.  Posted by Chief Bob Atlas featuring Key Note Speaker Chief Paul Lepore

Comment by Craig Freeman on November 28, 2011 at 12:43pm

Keep focus on what you eat and become a healthier firefighter candidate. Be better prepared for the academy and healthier for your physical.  NFPA firefighter standards are usually the minimum bench mark to be successful in passing the firefighter physical.  Things like hypertension and obesity are usually conditions that would keep you from being successful.  Pay close attention to your diet and become the healthiest, strongest firefighter candidate you can be! 

Comment by Craig Freeman on November 25, 2011 at 2:56pm

Happy Thanksgiving Group stay safe and enjoy your holiday and family. I'm thankful to have family and friends that stay in my life and support me...I'm also thankful to live in the gratest Country in the world and be part of the American Fire Service..

Comment by Craig Freeman on November 18, 2011 at 4:04pm

Please welcome the newest member of the FireCareers Blog team Jo Faber. This is her first FCBlog for us "Increase Your Energy: Top Ten Ways" Please share this content with your friends. Welcome to the Team Jo thanks for your support.

Comment by Craig Freeman on November 14, 2011 at 3:12pm

Wherever you go in your personal travels, so goes the fire service.  Whatever reasons one may have that requires immediate assistance, we come. From a heart attack to a car accident to a single family residential structure fire to a multiple alarm commercial fire to a flowing water rescue to a law enforcement assist, the fire service is there to protect life, property, and the environment.  Therefore, this is what you will be doing should you become a firefighter with a paid municipality fire department.

From "How Do I Become a City Firefighter" by Aaron Dean. 
Comment by Craig Freeman on November 12, 2011 at 2:16pm

Attention FDNY Firefighter candidates.  If you are a veteran you may qualify for an exemption to wave the $47. entrance exam fee...

Comment by Craig Freeman on November 11, 2011 at 11:48am

“Social media makes people’s lives easier. However, there is simply no substitute for human contact. Meeting people, shaking hands and making eye contact is still the key to building relationships and networking. Make your connections “the old fashioned way”, face-to-face and build solid, lasting relationships.”


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