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 Summary Statements for Firefighter Resume
• Confident and resilient individual with 7 years progressive experience working as a firefighter. Skilled in attending incidents, inspecting accident sites, conducting fire investigations, and writing incident reports. Talented at operating and maintaining firefighting equipment, administrating budget, managing resources, and allocating personnel.
• A passionate and experienced firefighter with 8 years successful track record of responding to emergency calls, attending incidents, and protecting people and their property from fire, smoke, and other related threats. Well-versed at performing search and rescue of victims during fire drills and simulations, cleaning accident sites by removing debris, writing detailed incident reports, and operating and maintaining firefighting equipment.
• A diligent and seasoned individual with 4+ years of experience working as a Firefighter and protecting others in dangerous situations. Talented at operating fire control equipment, and preventing, combating, and extinguishing fires. Competent at rescuing trapped people and animals and providing first aid.
• A hardworking and safety-focused firefighter with more than 8 years of extensive experience and skills in working effectively in emergency situations. 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.