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Firefighter Details


OVERVIEW
Army firefighters are responsible for protecting lives and property from fire. They control fires and help prevent them in buildings, aircraft and ships.

JOB DUTIES
  • Perform rescue and firefighting operations during structural fires, aircraft crashes, vehicle emergencies and natural cover fires
  • Drive firefighting trucks and emergency rescue vehicles
  • Give first aid to injured personnel
  • Perform emergency response duties during hazardous materials incidents
  • Inspect aircraft, buildings and equipment for fire hazards
  • Teach fire protection procedures and repair/refill firefighting equipment


TRAINING

Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field, including practice in fighting fires.

Advanced Individual Training: 13 weeks at Goodfellow Air Force Base, TX

Some of the skills you'll learn:
  • Fighting different types of fires
  • Firefighting equipment operations, first aid and rescue procedures


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

General Maintenance (GM): 88

HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Ability to remain calm under stress
  • Willingness to risk injury to help others
  • Ability to think and act decisively


FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with city or county fire departments and other firefighting agencies.