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Top 25 Cities for Firefighters

Top 25 Cities for Firefighters

Tania Khadder, Anna Hennings, Adam Starr, Alice Handley | FireLink

May 13, 2011
















#12. Virginia Beach, VA

Population: 433,746
 

Average Salary: $37,550
 

Firefighter Salary: $43,000

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 37
  

Average Commute Time: 21.7 minutes 
  

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 160
 

Unemployment Rate: 7.2

This beachfront city is best known for its thriving tourism, but is also home to 208 city parks, a national wildlife refuge, long-protected beach areas, three military bases, two universities and numerous historic sites. The vision of the Virginia Beach Fire Department is focuses on members who are committed to ensuring the destination of “feeling safe, any place, any time.” Major employers include Geico car insurance, Amerigroup health care, Virginia Beach-headquartered Lillian Vernon and Navy Exchange Service Command, while a large agribusiness sector gives our #12 city an extra boost, keeping it just in the top half. Why not firefight in a beautiful beach community?   Bonus fun fact: The Guinness Book of World Records lists Virginia Beach as having the longest pleasure beach in the world.

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