Fire fighters are rescuers who are specially and intensely trained in fire fighting, mainly to extinguish hazardous fires that threaten the public and property. They also provide both emergency support and advice on fire prevention
Like a police officer, some fire fighters interest in saving people from fires stems from a vocation/passion or experience (for example in cases where a fire fighter had saved them or a family member from a fire years back, the interest to become a fire fighter develops.)
- Ability to react quickly in dangerous situations
- Team work skills
- Self discipline
- Ability to follow instructions and regulations
A Typical Day:
A typical day for a Fire Fighter might include
- Responding to emergencies of fire outbreaks in buildings and rescuing victims
- Giving presentation is schools
- Ensuring that buildings meet fire safety regulations
- Dealing with bomb alerts
- One must be at least 18 years old to become a fire-fighter.
- Have a reasonable level of physical fitness.
- Pass a series of tests and interview.
Source: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk and http://careerplanning.about.com