Why I Want To Become A Firefighter?

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After seeing my grandfather, grandmother, cousin all suffer from various types of cancer, I knew that I wanted to be a doctor. Not being able to help them was an horrible feeling. When people are in pain even if i do not know them, it hurts me to see that they hurting. I always knew that I wanted to help people, in some type of way. I wanted to be a doctor since I was a child, but that all changed. After I was told by family how my dad passed away, it changed what I wanted to do with my life. When I was a child, At that time I really did not know what that meant, but as I have grown up over the years I started to realize what it meant. Learning about how he died fueled my desire to become a firefighter. After I found out how he died, I vowed…show more content…
I plan to get A’s or, at least mostly A’s. As of right now I have an American College Testing score of 17, I need to raise that score up to at least a 20-24. I have been practicing for the ACT since last year. Somehow I always make a 17, it never goes up or down, this year i need to change that. Out of all my years of being in high school, I have never participated in anything. I never went to any school events, so as of this year that is all going to change. I need to start doing things my seniors, because if I do not, I know I will regret it. I have never been to any sporting events, because I have social anxiety when I am around too many people. This is the year to really remember and reflect back on. I need to enjoy my senior year because I only get one of them. Senior year is also the important year, at least it is to me. I have never been the one to get out of my comfort zone, my shyness can get really bad. This year I plan on joining a few clubs, going to homecoming, going to prom, and start going to sporting…show more content…
so I can get my associates degree. I would love to attend Auburn University. While I am attending Auburn, I would need to take some courses in fire science. I heard from quite a few people that, Auburn has a good fire science program. After I finish college I would need to start training. Training is usually given after an individual is hired for an entry-level position. Training programs usually last from six weeks to four months. The skills I will need to become a firefighter are I need to be Cooperative, dependent, have Integrity, have Concern for Others, have Self Control, and I need to be stress Stress Tolerance. To become a firefighter I might need to my emergency medical technician certification. After I complete Training I would need to find a job. Firefighters have really good benefits, the benefits include vacation pay, health insurance, early retirement, and a pension plan. Firefighters can get promoted to engineer, Fire lieutenant, Fire captain, battalion chief, assistant chief, deputy chief, and finally to Fire

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