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10 Most Stable Cities for Firefighters in 2010


2009 was a rough year for America as a whole, but the public service sector felt it the most. Unfortunately, 2010 isn’t looking much better. As budget cuts continue to cut jobs, it’s more important than ever to get the most bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally for Firefighters.

Why chase a great salary if your rent swallows most of it, unemployment is skyrocketing at nearby departments and you spend two hours a day just to get to and from work?

So, which cities offer the most overall value to firefighters?

Forbes has just released their rankings for the most stable cities in the US – and some may surprise you!

The Criteria

Forbes looked at a variety of stats including Housing Affordability, Unemployment Rank, Job Forecast Rank, and Foreclosures Rank.

Thinking of relocating you and your family for better firefighting career prospects? We’ve got you covered! Check out the list now:

Start Here! City #10 →

Sources:, Payscale,