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Frequently Asked Questions For Firefighters

firefighter FAQ

You’re thinking about becoming a Firefighter, but you still have a few unanswered questions. Well, you have come to the right place. The following will answer three frequently asked questions by those looking into becoming a Firefighter.

What Is A Firefighter’s Schedule Like?

Generally, every three weeks a  Firefighter is given an additional day off due to the 24 to 48 hour shifts. This means Firefighters have a good amount of time off during any given month, leaving them the opportunity to maintain a second job of they wish.

How Much Money Do Paid Firefighters Make?

The following is a breakdown of the positions as well as lowest and highest paid in that job description:


Low Pay

High Pay

Fire Chief



Deputy Chief



Assistant Fire Chief



Battalion Chief



Fire Captain



Fire Lieutenant



Fire Prevention / Code Inspector






What Education Do I Need To Become A Firefighter?

If you are looking to become a Firefighter, you will need training. However, if you are looking to advance in the field as a career, you will want to get your degree in Fire Science. Look into schools such as Health Career Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida.

There, you will receive the education you need for the career you want by working with industry professionals. You will also get a taste of the field as part of your education.

Where will you begin your journey?


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