Once you are hired as a Piqua Firefighter,
if you do not have your certifications, the city will send you to
a basic Firefighting School. This is a 240-hour course. Then when that is completed you will be
enrolled in EMTB (Emergency Medical Technician Basic) class, this is
about 240 hours. Next is Paramedic school, this takes about 2
years and lots of studying to complete. You must maintain your
certification as an EMT/Paramedic for your entire career.
Besides going to schools and training –
firefighters also do building inspections and preplans, clean
and maintain the building, test all the equipment the fire
department has from daily checks to yearly checks and
maintenance, test and paint all the fire hydrants in town, do
public fire safety programs, and help the city prepare for all
types of disasters.
Being a firefighter takes a lot of
determination and hard work. And it’s worth every bit of it.
If you are serious about becoming a firefighter, contact your
local fire department and set up a time to talk to someone about