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When should I become a firefighter? After high school or after college?

When should I become a firefighter? After high school or after college?

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John’s Answer

Angelo the basic requirement to become a firefighter is to complete high school and get a relevant degree. The subjects do not matter as such. But, having some courses in fire sciences does help your cause. It will also teach you how to be a more efficient firefighter.

After high school, many people choose to get some formal college education in the field before they become a firefighter. The minimum age requirement is 18 years. Thus, one cannot choose to become a firefighter right out of high school. College degrees in fire sciences are a huge plus if you are planning to join the field. Courses that teach you how to save people, control hydraulic equipment like ladders or other related equipment are a major plus. You can also choose to complete an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in the same. These college degrees may also be helpful to get promoted to higher firefighter positions. At the same time, remember that the maximum age requirement is kept at 28-30 years of age.

Entering the firefighting field takes time and so does moving up the career ladder. But just how much time it takes is not a simple answer. As you’ve probably learned, a lot depends on what area of the firefighting field you’re interested in entering and how far up that career ladder you want to climb. So, it’s good to start with an assessment of your long-term career goals. Remember that nothing is set in stone, and it’s possible that your goals will change as you move through your career. Assessing your goals now will help you determine your career starting point and the education you’ll need to get there.

Hope this was helpful Angelo
Thank you comment icon Thank You Alejandra. Volunteerism is one of the most selfless acts that we can become involved in. John Frick
Thank you comment icon Thank You Kathy. There is no better exercise for our hearts than helping to lift someone up.” John Frick
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Nyonglema’s Answer

Hello Angelo becoming a firefighter doesn't necessarily mean you completing college. It it's a field you have been longing for and it doesn't need a particular digree, then I think you can start the journey of becoming a fire fighter.

Firefighters are people who are out to save life's and I think buy seeing people being safe, it will give you joy. So my dear Angelo there is no time frame for becoming a fire fighter.
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Atul’s Answer

I do not know about NV but in NJ many towns have a volunteer firefighter who hardly get paid and they have a full time job doing something else.
Unless you work for a city as a firefighter.
College education never goes to waste and it develops your brain to think analytically to make an informed decision.
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Dennis’s Answer

After high school
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