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From Fire Volunteer to Career Firefighter: A 5-Step Guide

From Fire Volunteer to Career Firefighter: A 5-Step Guide

Volunteer firefighting is one of the most rewarding, most fun, and least financially viable professions. Most people don’t have unlimited income to spend, so most volunteer firefighters are stuck between a rock and a hard place trying to work their day job and also get in a few calls. They want to be able to serve their community as a firefighter, yet sometimes they may not be able to afford it.

We’ve compiled a 5-Step Guide to get you in the firehouse full-time, paid. We know you deserve it!

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1. Be an Active Volunteer

Sounds simple, but you would be surprised at the number of volunteers that turn over for an extra 15 minutes when their pager goes off at 3am. Show your department, and your community, that you are committed to keeping your town safe. You wouldn’t dream of blowing off an important meeting at your day job for an extra few minutes of sleep, so why would the opportunity to save someone’s life be any different? If you really want to be a career firefighter, it’s time to step up.

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