Fire Fighting

The fire service is broken up into two divisions: paid career firefighters and volunteer firefighters. There were approximately 1,130,000 firefighters in the United States in 2012, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Approximately 345,000 career firefighters and 783,000 volunteer firefighters work for public fire departments. These employment totals do not include state or federal government firefighters or private fire brigades.

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