The Maltese Cross and Firefighters

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The Maltese Cross Firefighters If you take a look at almost any fire apparatus today, you’re likely to see the Maltese cross. While it’s not really there for aesthetic appeal, this emblem has a very rich history and it symbolized an elite group of people that have dedicated their lives to serve their everyone in … Read more

Why The Fireman’s Prayer Is Important

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Who Wrote The Fireman’s Prayer? The Fireman’s Prayer, a widely known poem amongst all firefighters today, dates its origins back to the mid-1900s, shortly after the end of the World War II. Until recently it had primarily been spread by word of mouth, and not much was known about the original author of the poem. … Read more

The Firefighter Background Investigation

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Depending on the department the firefighter background investigation can be rather strict.  Although the process can be difficult, it is not impossible. Every year fire departments spend thousands of dollars screening and checking potential candidates. The firefighter background investigation is usually one of the first hurdles you’ll encounter in your quest to become a firefighter, … Read more

Looking for EMT training near you?

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Have you ever asked yourself, ‘where can I find EMT training near me?’  If so, you’re not alone. One of the best ways to stand out from other candidates is to have some level of EMS certifications.  We’ve compiled a list of schools in the US that offer either EMS courses.  Find one in your … Read more

Find A Fire Academy

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Whether you’re looking to complete your Fire Science degree or attend a fire academy near you, we’ve compiled the largest list of firefighter academies in both the United States and Canada. Find one in your area, click the link and check out the closest program near you! Firefighter Academies In The United States: Fire Academies … Read more

51 Firefighter Interview Questions

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51 Firefighter Interview Questions (And Answers) – The Definitive Guide Do you need a comprehensive list of firefighter interview questions with answers?  If so you’ve come to the right place. Preparing for your interview can be stressful.  Our goal with this guide is to give you every type of firefighter interview question you’ll encounter along … Read more

Can I Become A Firefighter?

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Can I become a firefighter? It’s a good questions that almost every fire candidate has asked themself at one time or another. I wanted to take a minute and share a quick story with you. I get a lot of emails from people who are tired, burnt out and exhausted with the hiring process. Maybe you’ve … Read more

Meet The HazMat Guys

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Meet The HazMat Guys Being a firefighter comes with a lot of perks like branching into other specialties.  HazMat just happens to be one of those, and nobody knows more than these guys! They are the hosts of the popular website and podcast which can be found here. I had the privilege to interview both … Read more

Fire Science Degree vs. Paramedic

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Paramedic or Fire Science Degree?   It’s not uncommon for me to get emails from aspiring firefighters asking me whether it’s better to pursue a fire science degree or become a paramedic.  The road to becoming a career firefighter can be confusing so I hope this helps. A question I receive regularly is, “Should I get … Read more