How to Get Into the Fire Academy

FireLink's interactive Fire Academy Directory will provide you with the information you need to start your fire and rescue career. Learn your state's requirements for being accepted into the fire academy and get contact information for an academy near you. Don't forget to read through FireLink's exclusive guide, 5 Steps to Becoming a Firefighter, for insights on how to move to the top of the hiring list at any fire department.

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FireLink Resources
5 Steps to Becoming a Firefighter
Learn what it takes to join the fire service by following our 5-step guide by expert Paul Lepore.
How to Get Into the Fire Academy
FireLink's Fire Academy Guide will provide you with the information you need to start your fire and rescue career.
2010 Mega Career Guide
From Firefighter and Paramedic to 911 Communications Director and HazMat, see all the careers in first response.
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Learn from the experts how to properly answer those questions that stump the competition.