Becoming a Firefighter

Careers guidance25 minsFREE

Key takeaways
An insight into a fire station and how a typical day begins.
Advice for those considering being a firefighter.
Some particular highs and lows of the role.
Barbara de RiosHost: Barbara is a firefighter in the London Fire Brigade. She has also previously worked as a detective in the Metropolitan Police and as a secondary school teacher of languages.

Do you think you know what being a firefighter involves? In this class students are going to find out the reality of being a firefighter and how to get into the field. Barbara will talk through some aspects of being a firefighter including her own career journey, a typical day in the life of a firefighter, and some vital skills you will need for this role. This class is a great way for students of any age to explore a career or gain appreciation for firefighters!

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Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

For all students who have ever dreamed about becoming a firefighter.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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