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.
Sample Cover Letter for Firefighter
796 Case Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
March 15, 2021
Mr. Jacob Avari
ABC Fire Department
97 Case Road
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
Dear Mr. Avari:
I am interested in your job posting for a Firefighter at ABC Fire Department which I found on the AAA website. With a vast exposure to life-threatening situations and an inherent ability to respond to them efficiently by utilizing outstanding expertise in firefighting and emergency management, I am confident to become a valuable addition to your team.
I offer expertise in:
1- Hose connecting, rescue services and fire preventing, combating, and extinguishing.
2- Hydrant testing and fire hazard prevention protocols.
3- Salvage operations and medical aid provision.
4- Hazardous materials handling and equipment maintenance and repair.
Moreover, I am talented at budget administration, resource management, and personnel allocation. I am also skilled in conducting fire investigations and writing detailed and accurate incident reports.
A meeting between us to discuss my credentials will benefit both of us. I plan to call your office on next Thursday for follow-up. In case you need to reach me earlier, you can call me at (135) 852-1598.
Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.