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• Population: 86,211
• Land area in square miles: 67.79
• Persons per square mile: 1,272
• Sister Cities: Petrozavodsk, Russia; Thunder Bay, Canada; Oharo-Isumi City, Japan; Växjö, Sweden
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Is Firefighting for you?
The Fire Services is one of the most personally rewarding and challenging careers an individual can have. As a firefighter, every day you work, you will continuously be of service to people. Whether it is rescuing people from a burning building, extinguishing fires, rescuing crash victims, saving people from raging water, providing emergency medical care, or neutralizing a hazardous-material spill, this profession is all about helping others.
When you become a firefighter, you become part of a large united ‘fire family’. The firefighters you will work with become as close to you as your own family. There are not many jobs as rewarding as a firefighter. The camaraderie, the helping of others, the pride in what you do and just overall good feelings about yourself all combine to make this a great career choice.
The pursuit of becoming a firefighter will be successful only if you truly want it. This is not a career choice that you sort of want. You have to need it like needing oxygen. The competition is tough but those who are prepared to put their heart and soul into the process are the ones who come out on top.
What Steps Need to be Completed to Become a Firefighter?
1. Written Test
You will be tested in the following categories:
2. Physical Test - CPAT
A nationally standardized physical ability test performing eight different fire service job related tasks consecutively while wearing a 50 lb. vest to simulate fire clothing and equipment.
3. Job Interview
Be prepared to explain your personal training and educational background.
High School Diploma or GED
Firefighter I & II Certification and Emergency Medical Technician (both may be obtained through a technical or community college)
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