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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

#21. Hartford, CT

Population: 124,563

Average Salary: $48,650

Firefighter Salary: $52,000

  Cost of Living Rank (in a 1-100 list): 74

  Average Commute Time: 33.2 minutes

  Job Growth Rank (in a list of 372 Highest Growth Cities): 199

Unemployment Rate: 8

Where there’s fire there’s insurance companies. Nicknamed the “Insurance Capital of the World,” Hartford is home to some of the world’s largest insurance company headquarters. It also boasts some of our nation’s oldest institutions — the oldest art museum, park and continuously published newspaper all hail from Hartford. With a high average salary and a relatively low cost of living, it’s no wonder this picturesque city made our cut. The Hartford Firefighters Association, (I.A.F.F. Local 760) was established in 1943 and is comprised of nearly 400 firefighters in this tightly knit New England community

Bonus fun fact: Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) was discovered in Hartford.

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