What Other Additional Information Would Help Me Become a Firefighter

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What Else Can I Do To Help Me Become a Firefighter?


Consider enrolling the local community college's fire science degree or certificate program.

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Link to DMACC Fire Science Program website



 Consider attending fire or emergency medical service based training.

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Link to Fire Services Training Bureau Training Opportunities


 Consider taking a short online hazardous materials awareness course.

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 Link to University of Missouri Hazardous Materials/WMD Incident Response Awareness course



Consider moving into the area, to better familiarize yourself with Story County and the Ames Fire Department.

Residency Requirement: Within twelve months of employment as an Ames Firefighter, you must live within an area bordered by: County Road S-27 on the east, Story and Boone County lines on the north and south, and State Highway 17 on the west. Communities intersected by the borderlines will be considered within the area.

Click here to see the residency requirement map


We sincerely hope this information helps in your research into the field of Firefighting as a career.  Hopefully, we'll see you at our next recruitment testing process!

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