Gain the hands-on training needed for careers in firefighting, fire science, and fire management.
Firefighters cooperate with their local community to increase their awareness of fire safety. In addition, they are also responsible for promoting fire safety standards by conducting practice drills and other trainings in public and commercial premises. Firefighters usually work long and varied hours. Most work on a 24-hour shift and are off the following 48 or 72 hours. Some work 10/14 (10 hours working and 14 hours off).
Forest and wildland firefighters work for state or federal government agencies like the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service. They are specialized and highly trained firefighters working in hazardous conditions to suppress and control wildfires. Entry-level and temporary jobs are available for those who meet physical fitness requirements.
An arson investigator is part detective, part fire scientist. After fires are reported and suppressed, arson investigators help determine the cause of the blaze and, if appropriate, whether criminal activity is involved. Arson investigators coordinate with fire departments, law enforcement agencies, the courts and criminal justice system.