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    Default Firefighter Training Requirements

    I am doing some research on the MINIMUM requirement for a brand new firefighter to be able to begin structural firefighting. I want to know what your state laws requires for training. I also would like to know what the MINIMUM requirement to be a fire officer in your state.

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    To become a firefighter in california first it varies from Department to department
    mimium requirement
    18 yrs of age
    GED or High School diploma
    No criminal record
    Be in good physical condtioning
    CA Drivers license
    Be able to become an EMT-B within 6 months of being hired
    Some FD's require you already complete the academy other's put you through once your hired

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    ... US citizenship or permanent residency.

    Also, some places will hire you without a CA DL, but require you to get one before the academy ends.

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    Did some researching and found some FD's want you to have your Paramedic cert upon applying to the department

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    Thanks for all the replys,but what I am looking to find out is if the state of California mandates any classes to began structural firefighting.and if so how many hours.

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