Firefighters do many things:
Firefighters respond to more than fires. 38 percent of fire department responses are to emergency medical calls.
Firefighters live and work together closely. They are responsible for housekeeping, cooking, cleaning, and vehicle maintenance at the fire station. Firefighters spend a lot of time inspecting, cleaning, and maintaining gear and equipment.
Teamwork is critical in a firefighter’s career:
Firefighting is not a regular day-job. It is a 24/7 public service. Firefighters work:
A firefighter works under emergency conditions. The situations often involve a lot of risk.
The fire service is a paramilitary organization. Firefighters must follow Officers’ orders and adhere to rules and regulations. Firefighters need strong control over their behaviour.
The fire service is significantly involved in the community. Firefighters perform volunteer work in the community.