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JobsPeopleDo - June Job of the Month

Posted on June 4th 2019

June Job of the Month -  Firefighter
 

Working as a Firefighter you would:

  • Administer first aid and other assistance
  • Assist the public, the police and emergency organizations during times of major disasters
  • Control and extinguish fires using manual and power equipment, such as axes, water hoses, aerial ladders and hydraulic equipment and various firefighting chemicals
  • Ensure proper operation and maintenance of firefighting equipment
  • Inform and educate the public on fire prevention
  • May participate as members of a trauma or emergency response team and provide para-medical aid to accident victims or ill persons
  • May supervise and co-ordinate the work of other firefighters.
  • Rescue victims from burning buildings and accident sites
  • Respond to fire alarms and other calls for assistance, such as automobile and industrial accidents, bomb threats and other emergencies
  • Train to maintain high level of physical fitness

What you need:

  • An apprenticeship training program for firefighters and voluntary trade certification is available in New Brunswick.
  • Completion of a college program in fire protection technology or a related field may be required.
  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Experience as a volunteer firefighter may be an advantage.
  • Firefighting and emergency medical care training courses are provided and vary in length depending on the requirements of different fire departments or services.
  • Physical agility, strength, fitness and vision requirements must be met.
  • Several years of experience are required for senior firefighters, such as lieutenants and captains.

Useful Highschool subjects:

  • English
  • Math
  • Physical Education
  • Sciences

Useful skills:

  • Community service work
  • Physical fitness
  • Team Work

Recommended post-secondary courses:

  • Protection and Correction Services
  • Construction Technologies

 


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