How do I become a fire fighter? When I was a kid, I got to tour one of the Los Angeles Fire Department fire stations in Venice...fire station 33 or 63 if I remember correctly. The trip was one of the most memorable school trips of my childhood. I remember seeing the shiny red engine, the living quarters, and all of the specialized gear they used for different emergencies.
I am going to graduate high school soon, and I am trying to decide what I want to do. I kind of want to go into the military, but I would miss my family too much. I thought that trying to become a fire fighter would be a good second choice.
What would I have to do to be a fire fighter in Los Angeles? Do I need to go to college to become a fire fighter?