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Thinking of Becoming a Fire-Fighter?

Do you want to save lives? Have you always dreamt of becoming a firefighter? Well, time to help you make that dream a reality. This is How to Become a Firefighter.

How do I Become a Firefighter?

Being a firefighter may be exciting and cool, but it is also a very dangerous career path. If you feel that you are the type of person to run into a burning building, or to save a person from a car leaking fuel that may go up at any second, then you're probably made of the right stuff.

A firefighter's job is to protect people and properties from fire. They are also responsible for providing assistance in the event of disasters such as earthquakes, floods, vehicle accidents and train derailments. And getting your cat out a tree. (Probably not)

The training is extremely physically demanding, so you need to make sure you're in tip top shape.

Requirements:

  • 18 years or older
  • Matric (Mathematics and Physical Science an advantage)
  • Physically and mentally fit (evaluations will be conducted)
  • Must not be claustrophobic (have a fear of enclosed spaces)
  • Must not be acrophobic (have a fear of heights)
  • High level of discipline
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to manage traumatic and stressful situations
  • Effective communication skills

Learnerships

You can also enter the world of fire fighting through a learnership programme. These are often conducted by Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services, and they will advertise the programmes as applications open.

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