Firefighting is a career that can make you feel proud and accomplished, and it is a career in which you have to have a lot of respect for. It takes real courage to go into a house that is burning down.
You must be in shape, prepared, experienced, and ready to deal with your job emotionally as well as physically. As a firefighter you certainly have a lot to be proud of. It’s not your average job and does require quite a bit of organization to stay on top of everything.
Every day you have to be ready and prepared for just about anything that can happen. You never know what kinds of jobs you are going to be set out in one day. This means your equipment should be in order, checked and ready to go.
This is a career that can be emotionally overwhelming. You must be able to cope with mental stress, and stay prepared at all times. Just the fact that you don’t know what you are going to encounter throughout a day can be stressful. Knowing this you must learn how to deal with your emotions, whether it’s through group therapy or just relaxing after work.
People are going to depend on you when they’re in a dangerous situation and you must be strong and help them when they are in need. Firefighters have saved many people lives and have rescued many in 9/11.
Firefighters are strong and brave and I consider them heroes.