Among the many professions in the world, firefighting is among the noble one. The job requires inherent instincts of bravery and stamina. The job entails a lot of danger and risk and that is the reason why it is all the more important that people with proper training and expertise are the ones who serve in the fire departments of a country. There is no better way to serve the community when you have become a firefighter.
There are several occasions when we find that a firefighter is paid his due with a gallantry or a bravery award. These mementos are just a small token of appreciation from the end of the people to the brave hearts that fight fire for us. The firefighters are paid a sum as their monthly remuneration though. The average pay for an Arkansas firefighter is $ 56,000. When the figure was compared with the other average salaries in the nation, it was found to be 1% lower. The pay scale is dissimilar with the difference in designation in the fire department.
There are some basic guidelines for becoming an Arkansas firefighter. The candidate has to follow those in order to join the local fire station of the state. The first among them is to be over the age of 18 years. One can not apply for becoming a firefighter before the age of 18. Then another essential necessity is that the candidate should have strong physique, i.e. he would be able to carry, lift or move objects weighing at least 200 pounds. The candidate should also possess the certifications that he collects from the different training courses, for instance the fire training course, the wildlife fire training course, etc. these certification programs involve volunteering so you will have a first hand experience of the job as well. Last but nit the least, the candidate ahs to have a degree from the Arkansas Fire Academy. Once the candidate graduates from here then he would be able to apply in any of the departments of the firefighting services.
It is futile to think that a firefighter will perform he duties of a police officer. The main objective of the firefighter is to maintain the safety measures in the different institutions, make the people aware of it. His most essential job responsibility is to save a person from the clutches of fire. He should also be able to operate all the fire equipments and pumps that are required to use in times of emergencies. The firefighter should also be able to communicate in his two way radio with the fellow fire fighters so that he is able to keep track of the situation all the time. It is obvious that he has to carry, lift and move heavy load so it is essential for him to have a tough physique.