Ok firefighting, it teaches leadership,courage,determination it seperates the men from the boys. As a volunteer now Ive come to think that I might want to do this for the rest of my life, its something new everyday its amazing its something I enjoy. Now those of you who are fully employed would you recommend choosing this as a carrer choice? I live near NYC and my dream since I was very young was to become part of the FDNY Id just like some input on what its like? Thank to all that post!