Why Do You Want to Be A Firefighter?



There are many reasons that people give for wanting to be a firefighter. These reasons are as varied as the men and women who are pursuing their dream of working for the fire service.

For some people, their goal is to give back to the community by helping others. On the other hand, some individuals may have wanted to be a fire fighter for as long as they can remember.

Then again, for some it may be the joy of having a job where no two days are ever the same.

Whatever your reasons, the good thing about it is that you now have a way to share your story with others.

So why should you tell others?

Because telling your story may just be an encouragement to someone else.

Whatever your reasons, we want to hear about it. Just fill in the short text box below with your story.

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This is why I want to be one. 
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I have read and heard a ton of other stories & most people bring up their dad or grandfather because they were firemen. I do because my dad wasn't one. …

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because if I make a difference in someone's life, I won't feel as invisible in my own.

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Safety Officer James Draper Not rated yet
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Pride Not rated yet
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