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Career description:

Full-time firefighters help protect the public in emergency situations. They respond to a wide variety of calls: as well as fires, they assist at car crashes, chemical spills, flooding and water rescue.

What it’s like:

Common duties:

  • Attending to emergency call-outs
  • Using sophisticated firefighting and rescue equipment
  • Inspecting and maintaining equipment between uses
  • Promoting fire safety through talks, advice and training sessions
  • Inspecting building for fire safety and enforcing safety standards
  • Performing practice drills
  • Working with police and ambulance service personnel
  • Undertaking physical and academic training
  • And numerous other “on-the-fly” duties

Similar occupations:

Fire Engineer, Fire Equipment Operator, Fire Fighter, Fire Rescue Technician, Fire Technician, Firefighter, Forest Fire Suppression Specialist, Forestry Fire Technician, Hot Shot, Wildland Firefighter