If you keep a clear head during emergencies and want to help people in need, the FireMedic program could be a good match for you.
This program prepares you for a career in fire service and paramedic arenas. It's a career area that requires highly developed character:
- Emotional stability and maturity
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Good math and mechanical ability
- Ability to display good judgment under stress
- Caring for and empathy toward all people
Your coursework focuses on preparing you to respond to the diverse incidents of today's emergency service. Your program will include special courses in water, confined space, trench, high angle, and vehicle extrication rescue. When you finish the program you are prepared to take the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Paramedic, Firefighter I, and Fire Apparatus Driver Operator exam.
While most graduates seek employment as career firefighters/paramedics, you have other opportunities. Your combined training in firefighting and paramedics strengthens your chances for placement in a related field. Your career path may lead you to working as a member of an industrial emergency response team or serving as a representative for a fire/emergency medical equipment vendor. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the employment outlook for firefighters and paramedics is good. You have opportunities and options!