Firefighters provide prevention and emergency services for the purpose of saving lives, counteracting the consequences of environmental accidents and saving property. In this way, firefighters serve a multifaceted function with the public, companies and institutions in each area of operation. Firefighter is a certified professional title.
As a firefighter, you may need to break through roofs, open ceilings and walls where embers can be hidden, and provide sentry duties after a fire has been extinguished. Firefighters collaborate extensively with other professions such as healthcare professionals, police, rescue services, the coast guard and civil defence.