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So you're thinking of becoming a firefighter? The demand for qualified firefighters is on the rise, but it's still a highly competitive field to enter. Whether you're seeking a full-time position for the first time or are transitioning from volunteer/on-call status, Becoming a Firefighter is packed with all the information you need to ace the test, stand out in the application process, and get the job. A comprehensive and accessible overview from insiders in the field, Becoming a Firefighter provides you with: Key information on what being a firefighter really entails Descriptions of the wide variety of available jobs A roundup of training courses, from the high school level to degree requirements for fire science programs Step-by-step guidance on applying for positions The latest EMT, first-aid, and crisis-management requirements How to succeed on the job, with guidelines on how to maintain health, interact with supervisors and the public, and the various advancement opportunities No one can enjoy the benefits of the rewarding fire service field without passing both written and oral exams. Becoming a Firefighter tells candidates how to get the edge they need to pass the test and get the job. Becoming a Firefighter features: Numerous practice test questions with detailed answer explanations Extensive subject review plus explanation of all the components and requirements for the exam process Targeted instruction on how to ace the written and oral exams as well as the candidate physical ability test (CPAT) exam
"Becoming a Firefighter" includes critical information on what firefighters really do on the job, how they are selected, and the types of jobs available. This book also features salary and benefit information, financial aid resources, and tips for how to succeed at the application process.
About 353,000 firefighters are currently employed nationwide. Employment opportunities for firefighters are rising, and applicants should expect fierce competition. Becoming a Firefighter includes critical information on everything from what firefighters really do on the job, to how they are selected, to the types of jobs available. This book also features salary and benefit information, financial aid resources, and tips for how to succeed at the application process.