Desirable Skills or Knowledge

Desirable Skills for Incoming Firefighters


  • Knowledge of relevant fire department policies, city ordinances, and state statutes governing fire departments
  • Knowledge in principles of firefighting, rescue, and first aid
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of rescue and fire tools and equipment
  • Skill in the use of all equipment for fire, rescue, and medical operations. 
  • Ability to quickly coordinate operations on a fire or rescue scene with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances
  • Maintain a high image in appearance and manners

Desirable Experience & Training


  • Basic training in the emergency medical field 
  • Basic understanding of modern firefighting principles 
  • Able to respond to fire and rescue calls when in the area