If you’ve ever dreamed of saving lives, join the Army National Guard as a Firefighter and become a warrior on and off the battlefield. No matter the circumstance, you will be called upon to protect lives, and help prevent fires in buildings, aircraft, and aboard ships.
To perform firefighting and rescue operations, you will learn how to operate firefighting equipment and vehicles, administer first aid, and respond to hazardous material emergencies. This includes the operation of pumps, hoses, and extinguishers, entering vehicles and buildings to fight fires and rescue personnel, driving fire and emergency rescue vehicles, and caring for injured personnel. You will also perform fire hazard inspections, teach fire protection procedures, and maintain firefighting equipment.
• Perform rescue and firefighting operations during structural fires, aircraft crashes, vehicle emergencies and natural cover fires
• Inspect aircraft, buildings, and equipment for fire hazards
Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
• Fighting different types of fires
• Firefighting equipment operations, first aid, and rescue procedures
• Ability to remain calm under stress
• Willingness to risk injury to help others
• Ability to think and act decisively
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in a firefighting crew in your community. Additional certifications or licenses may enable you to work as a fire inspector, fire investigator, or fire safety specialist.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for Firefighters consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Training consists of time in the classroom and work in the field.
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.
The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment’s notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers’ primary area of operation is their home state.
The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Army National Guard.