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May 05, 2022 12:15 PM EST - May 05, 2022 01:00 PM EST

The Life of a Firefighter

In our session, we'll discuss the training required to become a firefighter, including fire academy courses and EMS training. We'll also discuss how students can move into areas of specialization, like Technical rescue – High Angle, Confined Space, Swift Water, Structural Collapse, Paramedic, Explosive and Ordinance (Bomb Squad), and Inspector/Fire Marshal, or Fire Investigator. We'll end with a quick discussion of a firefighter's life at the station, and what it means to live on a shift-based schedule.


Ernie Carter

Ernie Carter has been in the Fire Service for 23 years and currently is employed by the North Richland Hills Fire Department. Ernie has been a Driver/Engineer for 16 years. He has certificates as an Advanced Firefighter, Driver Operator Pumper, Driver Operator Aerial, Fire Officer II, Instructor II, and Advanced Inspector. In addition, Ernie teaches part time at the Tarrant County College Fire Service Training Center.

 

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