To be a Firefighter, you must be ready to get your hands dirty. It is part of the job description for Firefighters to rush to the scene of an emergency and lend aid. Oftentimes, their job is to help other emergency responders rescue anyone in distress; this includes rescuing stroke or heart attack victims and getting them to paramedics. Whenever the need arises and a fire breaks out, it is a Firefighter’s duty to respond to the scene and utilize his or her knowledge to contain and extinguish that fire. It may be necessary to perform rescues for people or animals trapped in burning buildings.
Fire Fighter Tasks
Maintain contact with emergency dispatch at all times and request additional resources as needed.
Coordinate with other firefighters as a member of the crew.
Extinguish and control fires using shovels or water pumps.
Educate the general public on fire safety and prevention.