Can you be a firefighter in another country?

As an international firefighter, your job is to provide emergency response services abroad. This usually occurs in countries with minimal firefighting capabilities of their own, and you may be asked to assist with disasters other than fires. This job takes on several different forms.

Can I be a firefighter in a different country?

Firefighters can transfer between cities and even states, however, the process to do so will be different depending on the city or state. Certain departments and areas will accept training and experience from other cities or states, but some do not. This means you may have to repeat some training when you transfer.

How much do overseas firefighters make?

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $130,000 and as low as $20,000, the majority of International Firefighter salaries currently range between $35,500 (25th percentile) to $65,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $101,000 annually across the United States.

Can a foreigner become a firefighter in the US?

U.S. Citizenship is not required to apply. However, candidates must have the the proper status (green card, work visa, etc.) to work legally in the United States of America.

Can you change states as a firefighter?

No, there is no lateral transfer policy. Candidates from other state fire services must complete the standard application process.

Do you need 20/20 vision to be a firefighter?

You do not need to have perfect vision to be a firefighter. You simply need to pass an eye exam and meet the vision standards set by the fire department. (These are usually set based on NFPA 1582 guidelines.)

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