In this short video, a high school student in Ventura, California asks a firefighter how long it took to attain his position. Of course, the answer will vary for different firefighters across the world. Regardless, for most applicants, becoming a firefighter takes time and commitment. In many fire departments it requires prior training before a candidate will even be considered for the role of a firefighter. Some firefighters may be hired sooner, or take longer, than the time it took for this Captain.
How Long Did It Take You To Become A Firefighter? (1min)