Print

Training >> Browse Articles >> Career Advancement

+2

So, You Want To Become A Firefighter?

Steve Prziborowski

Ever wonder how you could live your dream of becoming a firefighter?

Written by Battalion Chief Steve Prziborowski, instructor at Chabot College Fire Technology Program and Former President of the Northern California Training Officers Association, this 6-step guide offers aspiring firefighters a step-by-step presentation on how to best position yourself for a successful firefighting career and what to expect in the academy.

This FREE guide is available exclusively to FireLink members.

Step 1: Enroll as a student at a college offering a two-year degree in Fire Technology.

Step 2: Begin taking classes to work towards your Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree in Fire Technology.

Step 3: A suggested course of action, given a two year plan for a student entering the academy.

Step 4: Start taking as many firefighter entrance examinations as you qualify for.

Step 5: Begin preparing NOW for your background investigation.

Step 6: Other relevant information to assist you in becoming a firefighter.

Read the Guide >>


Recent Activity

Photo_user_blank_big
Jefferyh7 received the quiz result of "51-75% correct", about 7 hours ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
SoulGloDrip26 gave a thumbs down to The Article "Top 10 Best-Paying Side Jobs for Firefighters & EMTs", about 12 hours ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
snargix received the quiz result of "Haz-Mat Specialist", 3 days ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
snargix received the quiz result of "51-75% correct", 3 days ago.
Photo_user_blank_big
snargix received the quiz result of "Leader in Training", 3 days ago.