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Frequently Asked Questions
What do Firefighters do?
Today’s firefighter assumes a wide range of responsibilities, from rescuing victims, putting out fires, and salvaging the contents of buildings to providing medical services at the scene of traffic or medical emergency.
What characteristics do I need to work in this field?
You must be courageous, physically fit, and have a strong sense of public service. Initiative, good judgment, and decisiveness are also extremely important. Finally, the ability to live and work closely with others is critical; it’s not uncommon for firefighters to work around-the-clock shifts together.
Where could I find a job?
Most municipalities maintain their own fire departments. You may also be able to find a job at a state or federal installation, including airports.
What is my employment outlook?
Employment opportunities for Firefighters are expected to grow slower than the average for all occupations through the year 2010.
Fire Technology Program OfficeRadcliff Center, room RC420
Department Head (In-Service): John Smilnak
Department Head (Pre-Service): Bob Perry
Secretary: Mary Jane Richards
Telephone: (734) 462-4745
Fax: (734) 462-4744
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm