Becoming a firefighter: 10 things you must do

Being a firefighter is not easy and neither is the process of becoming a firefighter. Here are 10 things every firefighter candidate should be doing to increase their odds of getting certified.

1. Become an Emergency Medical Technician

2. Volunteer your time

3. Take fire technology classes

4. Maintain a clean background and lifestyle

5. Understand all of the phases of the firefighter hiring process

6. Start taking firefighter tests

7. Stop by fire stations

8. Get some life experience

9. Start preparing for your background investigation

10. Learn as much as you can about the fire service and get hands-on experience

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