You must be a U.S. Citizen
You must be over 18 years of age
You must live within a reasonable distance of the fire station
You must pass a physical exam
You must have a driver’s license and a social security card
You must have a clean background
You must complete all firefighting training such as mental evaluations.
Hawaii is known for the most lenient rules and requirements to become a firefighter.
Each city is quite different with most looking for just a clean drivers license and high school diploma or equivalent.
Depending on the county you live in additional requirement may be needed to become a firefighter.
Your firefighter training can last anywhere from six weeks to six months again city and county have different laws.
Firefighter training is extreme and fast paced so be ready! Unlike the movies,becoming a firefighter is hardwork.Women throwing themselves at you, drinking beer at the station and getting into fights at bars.
Car accident scenes are also required of a firefighter and other events that may require a firefighter there. Children look to firefighters as role models Not everyone will become a firefighter .