Do you need college to be a firefighter?

Answer Most firefighting jobs only require a high school diploma or GED, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, an increasing number are obtaining associate's degrees, and some college... Read More »

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College Requirements To Become a Firefighter?

Despite the challenges of battling flames, saving lives or preserving the environment, a college degree is not required to become a firefighter. However, college classes or a completed degree will ... Read More »

What do I need to become a firefighter?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the demand for firefighters will increase by 19 percent from 2008 through 2018. This growth should result in the creation of 57,500 new jobs in the... Read More »

What score do I need to get on the ASVAB to be a firefighter?

To be a firefighter in the military, you must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) exam. Military firefighters work under the job codes---or MOS, which is short for Military ... Read More »

What training do you need to become a firefighter?

Firefighting is physically demanding, so conditioning is important. You will likely need emergency medical technician (EMT) certification. You can go to a firefighting academy or take college cours... Read More »