Frequently asked questions
Where might firefighters perform rescues?
Firefighters are called in as first-responders to car crashes, structural collapses, cave, tunnel and ice emergencies. They might often respond to elevator emergencies and industrial emergencies, including those involving power lines. Firefighters also take care of pre-fire planning, hydrant maintenance and child safety seat installations.
How can I know if I am being paid fairly?
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What are the typical hours for firefighters?
Most firefighter shifts are 24-hour shifts. Some of them work for only 8 to 12 hours, but this is not the usual practice.