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A firefighter is an emergency response worker who specializes in combating fires and fire-related situations. Their primary role is to combat fires on all types of properties, from residential homes and commercial buildings, to large-scale industrial properties and even public areas. Similar to law enforcement and EMTs, it can be a very high pressure job but can also make for a rewarding career for the right person. Given the dangerous nature of the job, candidates who want to be firefighters are required to undergo highly specialized training and education, and must pass rigorous examinations to ensure they perform the role correctly and safely. Firefighters also respond to car accidents, medical situations, and other emergencies and must be prepared to properly deal with all of them.
*different jurisdictions may require additional levels of specialized training
Firefighters work to serve and protect the public on daily basis by practicing the five pillars of Emergency Management: Prevention, Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery. They work in teams to respond to various types of emergencies, both fire-related and other. Once they receive an emergency call, firefighters travel to the location, assess the situation and immediately put the proper procedures into motion to keep people safe and minimize danger. This can include fighting fires, recuing people from buildings, removing people from vehicles involved in accidents, responding to alarms and collaborating with additional emergency responders. Firefighters also perform administrative duties and have maintenance responsibilities at the firehouse that must be performed.
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