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Fire fighter Career Information

Are you a daredevil? Would you like to protect lives and save precious property? Then bring out the extinguishers, the devices and other equipment. Here's telling you how you could become a fire fighter.

What a Fire fighter does

Abilities & Traits Required


After 12th With Physics, Chemistry, Maths you can opt for a diploma in Fire engineering. Alternatively after BSc with Chemistry as a major subject you can do a BE Fire engineering.

The biggest fire engineering programme is conducted by National Fire Service College at Nagpurthat . It offers a 3 ½ years programme leading to the Bachelors of Engineering

There are some diploma courses on offer by private institutes, which may not get you a job in a city/state fire service but you may get a job in various companies, which manufacture fire fighting systems. You may also get a job in Middle East or Africa.

You can also begin as a Sub-Officer in a city or state. Fire service after doing a Fire Sub-Office course and later on getting promotions after passing out departmental examinations.


In Government establishments, your starting gross salary could be in the range of Rs 8,000-10,000 a month. Opportunities for getting a job in industry, office complexes, or other private sector establishments generally exist after a few years of experience.

In private sector, salary on joining may gross around Rs 11,000-15,000 per month. If you are lucky, you can land up a job in the Middle East or African countries with a salary of about Rs 25,000 or more per month.

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