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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

#11. Nashville, TN

Population: 590,807

Average Salary: $36,330

Firefighter Salary: $38,000

Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 39

Average Commute Time: 20.7 minutes 

Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 153

Unemployment Rate: 8.4

In May of 1807, Nashville formed it’s first volunteer fire fighting unit. The Nashville Fire Department was later organized as a paid department in the summer of 1860. For nearly 150 years, Nashville has brought cutting edge fire and rescue service and dedication. The city is also a leader in finance and insurance, health care, music and entertainment, publishing, transportation technology, higher education, biotechnology, plastics, and tourism and conventions, the economic diversity of America’s country music capital strengthens itself from the inside out. Its income to cost of living ratio is close to the best, especially given the city’s larger size, while the rise in unemployment has remained decently low.   Bonus fun fact: Nashville once had the highest number of churches per capita.

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