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EMT to Firefighter: The Road to the Fire Academy

Every little boy and girl dreams of becoming a firefighter one day. It’s one of the most honorable jobs out there. Save lives. Keep houses from burning down. And most importantly rescue little kittens from tree branches. Who wouldn’t want to be a beloved firefighter? But there’s a road ahead— one that involves studying, hands on experience, and properly executing safety measures in tense situations. 

But that’s what it takes to ride the big red firetruck.

Most of you who are interested in this career path know that most stations require some EMT experience. Don’t worry this part is easier than the physical test with the firefighter suit and all.

According to the Fire and Rescue Department of California to be a firefighter in California, you need to have graduated from high school, be at least 18 years of age and completed your Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate. In addition, some fire departments want the candidate to have taken several college units prior to applying for the firefighter’s exam. 

Get started on your EMT certification today with EMS University. We offer comprehensive courses to help you with your emergency education—we offer an online NREMT course you can complete online via Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). All of our courses meets National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) guidelines. Our comprehensive curriculum will prepare you for life as a firefighter. 

Here are some perks of our EMT course;

Top quality instructors who are willing to help

Staff who are here to answer your questions and concerns

Preparation for real-life experience in EMS 

A network of EMT-certified professionals who have explored numerous careers

If you’re ready to be a firefighter, let us know if you are interested in getting started. We’re happy to help!