General requirements to become a full time firefighter
Hi, I am a senior in high school and will have been a fire fighter for 1.5 years by the time i'm out of high school. I am going to college next year for mechanical engineering, however I feel like firefighting is really what I am passionate about. I am currently taking a Firefighter I&II program and will have my end test finished by the first week in June. What requirements does your full time fire department have for hiring? I can transfer to a different college that specializes in firefighting/ fire science, however, I want to have a degree in a "brain job". Something where if i get hurt or I feel its not right after all, I have something to fall back on. By the time I am out of college I should have about 5.5 years of firefighting under my belt, and suggestions? Any advise will help.