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Whats the difference between and firefighter and emt?

Im 15 in highschool looking for more information on my future jobs. career

Firefighters generally only respond to fires and other related incidents, but they also do sometimes do EMS type work, and quite a few firefighters I've met are also EMT's or Paramedics. EMT's work in ambulances (in my area with atleast 1 Paramedic with them) and provide emergency care only. I suggest getting with both a fire department and an EMS station and requesting a ride along if you can to get an idea of what its like. Austin P.
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Kay’s Answer

Hello Rainy, Great question!
First and foremost the responses from Amy and Austin are accurate. One of the most common requirements to becoming a firefighter is to become an EMT first. This is because the EMT certification will cover the medical portions of the field that you are not taught in firefighting. It gives you a great foundation and helps you meet requirements most commonly asked in the field. Best of luck on your journey!
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Amy’s Answer

Firefighters fight fires. EMT's only handle medical issues. Best suggestion for you is to go volunteer at a local volunteer fire department. You will get exposure to both fields. My local starts at 16 years old.
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