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On the Job


Firefighters respond to fire emergencies where life, property, or the environment is at risk. They may work to prevent or put out fires. Some also provide emergency medical attention.

Physical Demands   

This career requires physical strength and good eyesight.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


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