Are you tough enough to become a modern superhero? If you are, you may try becoming a firefighter. You have to be brave and fast enough to carry out your lifesaving duties. But if you are not set into making firefighting your lifetime career, temporary firefighting jobs can help you contemplate on your goals. Government agencies and firefighter stations are the best source of available positions and training posts for those who are interested in becoming a firefighter.
Testing for skills and qualifications
Generally, you only need to graduate from high school to become a firefighter. However, higher positions can be obtained through a few years of college and even a bachelor’s degree. In Eastern and Western Canada, you have to take the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) to see if you really are tough enough for the job. The same goes for Ontario and other Canadian states. You have to take aptitude and medical tests as well.
Duties of a firefighter
Here are just some of the things you need to do if you are already a firefighter:
– rescue those who are trapped – provide first aid – respond to emergency calls, such as fires and bombings – maintain fire engine – ensure safety of self and others