Firefighters are emergency response professionals who protect others in dangerous situations and respond to fires, accidents, and other incidents where there are risks to life and property.
General duties of firefighters include responding to emergency calls regarding fire and vehicle accidents; preventing, combating, and extinguishing fires; performing search and rescue of victims during fire drills and simulations; and cleaning and maintaining firefighting equipment.
Skills required for a firefighter position include knowledge of first aid/CPR methods, working knowledge of firefighting equipment along with good physical fitness, confidence, resilience, and an ability to work well under pressure.
A candidate for the position of firefighter must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma listed on his or her curriculum vitae.
Firefighter Sample Objectives
• Looking for a firefighter position at XYZ Company to utilize my experience in preventing, combating, and extinguishing fires and help to serve and improve the community.
• Passionate and public safety-oriented individual willing to work as a firefighter with ABC Company. Offering 10 years of EMS experience along with knowledge of resource allocation and first aid/CPR methods in order to help the Company better serve the community.
• A seasoned individual seeking a firefighter position at AAA Firm. Bringing expertise in attending incidents, inspecting accident sites, rescuing trapped people conducting investigations, and writing reports.
• A confident and resilient firefighter with a verifiable record of protecting others in dangerous situations such as fires, smoke, vehicle accidents, etc interested in working in a similar capacity at XYZ Organisation.