Subject guide: firefighter careers

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What it's like being a firefighter

Job descriptions

Wages and salaries

Finding employment

Becoming a firefighter

Exam preparation resources

Related careers

How to find more information

If you don't see what you're looking for among these selected topics, then try searching our online catalog.

  1. Select the Subject search option from the menu that appears when you visit the catalog.
  2. Use the subject term Firefighters or Emergency Medical Services or Emergency Medical Technicians in combination with keywords of your choice in the Keyword limit box.
  3. Suggested keywords: "job descriptions," "qualifications," "test procedures," "fire service education," and "agility tests."