Firefighting is a great career choice and becoming a firefighter will provide you with a rewarding career that involves helping others and even saving lives.
These days firefighters come from all walks of life and almost just as many women are fighting fires as men. Due to the fact that it is a dangerous job that involves some difficult situations, training is needed before you can do the job.
Firefighting training should start with you. Get fit and healthy before taking the next step. Volunteer at your local fire department and work up to a volunteer position where you can get some on-the-job training. Take as many related courses as possible. Training is never really done as this job is a life-long learning experience. New techniques, equipment and easier and fast ways of doing the job are always coming out and you need to be on top of these things. Never turn down an opportunity to take a course or learn new things. This will keep you ahead of the game so you can move through the ranks.