The duties of a firefighter are multi-faceted, as firefighters need to know how to respond to all types of situations and emergencies. Find out why firefighters must know about electricity, plumbing, terrorism, hazardous materials and water rescue with help from a street firefighter in this free video on the duties of a firefighter.
Have you ever stopped and thought about how much of a multi-talented workforce firefighters are? Hi, I'm Captain Joe Bruni, and what I'm going to talk about is the duties of a firefighter. The duties of a firefighter are multi-talented, multi-faceted duties. Firefighters must know a little bit about everything as they're called, all types of situations and emergencies. They must know a little bit about building construction. They must know about electricity, plumbing, and of course, fighting fires. Firefighters today are called upon and must learn more than they ever have in the history of the fire service. Terrorism, hazardous materials, water rescue, technical rescue, are all some of the challenges that we are faced with, enabling us to become better at our jobs and learn the duties and the training of a firefighter. Firefighting is a very gratifying and great experience in this world of giving back and helping your fellow man. The duties of a firefighter also include emergency medical duties, for the most part, everything from first aid all the way up to the advance levels of paramedic and even today's nurses are being called upon in emergency situations to work hand-in-hand with firefighters. As many firefighter paramedics today are now getting their certification as registered nurses. Becoming a firefighter is one of the most gratifying experiences, and multi-talented experiences that one can ever take on. I'm Captain Joe Bruni. Stay safe.