Because the risk of fires persists in the military as well as in the private sector, the Marine Corps has its own fire departments. Those who enlist as a firefighter are charged with saving property as well as human lives. They are responsible for fires whether on base or aboard ships in active duty. They may also be called upon to control wild fires.
Some of the duties you may be responsible for as a Marine Corps Firefighter include:
– Administering first aid
– Teaching procedures for fire protection
– Rescuing personnel and protecting property by forcing entry into vehicles, aircraft or buildings
– Inspecting for fire hazards in buildings, aircraft and equipment
– Correctly using extinguishers, hoses and pumps
– Filling fire extinguishers and repairing equipment used to fight fires
– Driving emergency rescue vehicles and fire fighting trucks
General Science and health are two school subjects which will prove helpful as a firefighter. Other helpful characteristics are:
– Ability to risk injury to help others
– Ability to stay calm in stressful situations
– Ability to decisively think and act
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Extensive training is necessary to make a good firefighter. Such training includes practice, classroom training and hands-on training. The content of the courses is as follows:
– First aid handling
– Studying fires
– Procedures for fighting fires
– Procedures of rescue
– Equipment operations used in fighting fires
The training you receive as a Marine Corps firefighter will translate into a career you can pursue in the civilian world. You can obtain a job working for city, county or private fire departments. You will have the skills ever fire department is looking for including salvage work and rescue operations.
enrique otanez says
how do i become a marine firefighter?
Is there any training for Marines that are getting out of active duty to help them find employment outside to become a fireman?
Jan-Kerwin Sangco Untalan says
I am a 27 year old male Filipino National. A registered nurse by profession and a US Certified Aircraft and Rescue Firefighter, currently employed by ITT Exelis in their Kuwait’s project as AR Firefighter.
It has been my lifelong dream to join the US Marines? Am I qualified being a Filipino national? If not, what should I do to be able to enlist? Kindly lt me know.
Angel A Velez says
I am currently a lieutenant firefighter/Paramedic with the Orlando fire Dept almost 20 yrs. now. I am also a former Marine, got out in 83′ as a corporal (E-4) in the infantry. My MOS was 0331. I found out about possibly working as a contract firefighter and wanted to get more information. Please send me any information that would assist in me possibly becoming a contract Firefighter.
Thank you advance…
Andrew Bael Valenciano says
I am a 23 year old Filipino national. A fresh graduate of Computer Science.I want to join the US marines since I was a kid. I would like to know how could I able to enlist because of my Nationality and being a fresh graduate and having no work experience. Please send me some information that would assist me. thank you.
Colby Burns says
I am from Alabama. I was gonna ask will you be getting good equipment ’cause my vol. fire dept. don’t get any good equipment and it’s doing very poor to my fellow firefighters. I like the Marines, but I don’t want to be with an air bottle that would break in a week or so, or a truck that would break down. Would that be a problem?
do firefighters in the marines get deployed?
Daniel L says
In training to be a Marine Firefighter do you get the IFSAC Certifications and EMT Certifications or no?