Question: How Long Does It Take To Become A Firefighter In California??

This amounts to a total period of 3 to 4 months to become a firefighter.

Or up to 5 years, if you pursue advanced pre-employment training and experience a longer application process.

Or indeed up to 7 years if you elect to become a full paramedic and acquire a four-year fire-sciences degree.25 Apr 2015

How much does a firefighter make a year in California?

Average Firefighter Yearly Salary in California. Firefighters earn an average yearly salary of $43,760. Salaries typically start from $11,440 and go up to $82,500.

Is it hard to become a firefighter?

At the very minimum, you’ll need to obtain a high school diploma or GED. Many firefighters earn a degree in fire science to advance their career. It’s also wise to become an EMT. Having both a fire and EMS background will improve your odds of being hired.24 Mar 2017

How long do you have to be in the fire academy?

about 12 to 14 weeks

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