So, You Want To Become A Firefighter?

Every day we receive phone calls or emails from individuals around the United States asking what it takes to become a Firefighter, or what does one need to do to start the process of becoming a Firefighter. 

 

Well, let us provide a 3 step process to answer some of those questions to see if we can point you in the right direction!

 

3 Steps To Becoming A Firefighter:
 

  1. The first thing to do is to download and review the brochure below, titled "So, You Want To Become A Firefighter? 5 Key Points To Assist You In Becoming A Firefighter."
     
  2. The second thing to do is to start enrolling in courses (EMT, Firefighter 1 Academy, Fire Technology Degree courses) so that you are eligible to being to apply for opportunities at various fire departments. Even if you are not close to Chabot College, there are many other colleges in the U.S. offering a two-year degree in Fire Technology (or similar field) to choose from.
     
  3. The third thing to do is to start visiting fire stations, start applying for opportunities at various fire departments, continuing to research the fire service (through the links on this website, through the Internet, talking with others who work in the fire service) so you know what you are getting into and most importantly - be prepared for a lot of rejection before you get the opportunity to serve in the best profession that is in existence - the fire service!

One of the first things to do before you start the journey of becoming a Firefighter is to review the information in the document below that is meant to be a road map and action plan for anyone, regardless of where they are located or where they want to work.

 

So, You Want To Become A Firefighter? 6 Key Points To Assist You In Becoming A Firefighter
For anyone starting the process or fairly new to the process of becoming a Firefighter, this document will provide a great road map to set anyone up for success! Updated September 2016.
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CONTACT:

Bob Buell                

Fire Technology Coordinator & Firefighter 1 Academy Coordinator

Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Building 1500

Hayward, CA 94545

 

(510) 723-6851 - Office

(510) 786-7565 - Cell

bbuell@chabotcollege.edu

Steve Prziborowski

 

Fire Technology Instructor & Webmaster

 

(408) 205-9006 - Cell

sprziborowski@aol.com

CAREER PREPARATION BOOKS:

The Future Firefighter's Preparation Guide by Steve Prziborowski

CLICK HERE for more info or to purchase as paperback or eBook.

Reach for the Firefighter Badge by Steve Prziborowski

CLICK HERE for more info or to purchase as paperback or eBook.

How to Excel at Fire Department Promotional Exams by Steve Prziborowski

CLICK HERE for more info or to purchase as paperback or eBook.

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