Want to Become a Fire-fighter?

Be sure to visit UK fire service resources for further information

The role of a modern day fire-fighter is varied, challenging and rewarding. We are called upon by the public in emergencies which means we could be called upon to rescue people trapped in a burning building, to extricate drivers in their cars who have become trapped following a car accident, or to assist at a chemical spillage in a factory.
For this reason, fire-fighters need to remain calm in stressful situations, be physically fit, be adaptable and have the ability to improvise and to deal with members of the public in a professional way.

Fire-fighters are either full time or part time. Part time fire-fighters have normal jobs but are on call in case of emergency. They carry pagers and are alerted to call outs, when they leave their normal place of work or their homes and respond to the fire station to then turn out in the fire appliance once a crew has arrived. Fulltime fire-fighters provide 24 hours cover from a fire station and work shifts, usually 2 day shifts followed by 2 night shifts. They then have 4 days off.
The role of the fire-fighter is continually changing as new techniques and equipment are introduced. As well as responding to emergencies, you will also be expected to work closely with the community:

• To prevent fire and accidents from starting in the first place.
• Educating the community by visiting schools, community centres and people in their own homes.
• Advising people about planning escape routes within their own homes in case of a fire.
• Actively seeking to understand and to value diverse individuals and groups.

If you have ever dreamed of becoming a Fire-fighter then you will firstly need to know how to apply and how best to prepare.

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The process for selecting fire-fighters however is a long and intense process so as well as proving that you are physically strong and fit enough to pass the physical stage of the process, you will also have to be successful at the initial application form, a written test, a practical test using fire service equipment, a medical and finally, an interview.

The details of the physical selection test to join the UK fire service can be found HERE, and if you looking at a career in the United States, then details of the US-CPAT can be found HERE.

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