What is the best education for a fire fighter
#firefighter #firefighting I want to go to college is a definite answer yes, but I am not exactly certain on wanting to become a fire fighter but I just want to know just in case I make the decision to become one, I just want to be 100% certain for my future
To address the education question, you absolutely can go to college and still become a firefighter. I did!
If you're approaching high school graduation and you're still on the fence about whether or not you want to become a firefighter, I would encourage you to go to college and study something applicable to firefighting, but not necessarily exclusive to firefighting. That way you have options if you change your mind about firefighting. Examples of related but not exclusive majors may be business, psychology, sociology, emergency management, pre-med, etc.
Before becoming a firefighter I got my Bachelors Degree in Homeland Security, and my Masters Degree in Trauma Counseling. Both are applicable to firefighting, but also leave other career paths open to me if I decide I don't want to be a firefighter anymore!
You can also work as a volunteer firefighter or EMT while you go to school - that will really help you decide if that's what you want to do as a career after graduation.
I have a degree in Emergency Management and studied Fire Related Human Behavior where you learn how people react when in a fire situation and how emergency exits are designed. It is a great field whether you do it as a volunteer or in a paid service.
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