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FIREFIGHTERS
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Occupation Description:
 
  Control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and rescue, and disaster assistance.
 
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  Specialized Occupations:
 
 
  * Municipal Firefighters (ONET code: 33-2011.01)
 
  * Forest Firefighters (ONET code: 33-2011.02)
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Post secondary vocational training
 
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License Authority for Firefighter:  (License details)
 
  Department of emergency Services & Public Protection
Commission on Fire Prevention and Control
34 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT   006096 -01069
(860) 627-6363 Ext. 225 "
" email: William.Trister@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/cfpc

 
License Authority for Fire Service Instructor:  (License details)
 
  Department of emergency Services & Public Protection
Commission on Fire Prevention and Control
34 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT   006096 -01069
(860) 627-6363 Ext. 225 "
" email: William.Trister@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/cfpc

 
License Authority for Hazardous Materials Technician (Fire Service):  (License details)
 
  Department of emergency Services & Public Protection
Commission on Fire Prevention and Control
34 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT   006096 -01069
(860) 627-6363 Ext. 225 "
" email: William.Trister@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/cfpc

 
License Authority for Fire Service Driver/Operator:  (License details)
 
  Department of emergency Services & Public Protection
Commission on Fire Prevention and Control
34 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT   006096 -01069
(860) 627-6363 Ext. 225 "
" email: William.Trister@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/cfpc

 
License Authority for Airport Firefighter:  (License details)
 
  Department of emergency Services & Public Protection
Commission on Fire Prevention and Control
34 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT   006096 -01069
(860) 627-6363 Ext. 225 "
" email: William.Trister@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/cfpc

 
License Authority for Rescue Technician (Fire Service):  (License details)
 
  Department of emergency Services & Public Protection
Commission on Fire Prevention and Control
34 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT   006096 -01069
(860) 627-6363 Ext. 225 "
" email: William.Trister@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/cfpc

 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $63,406.00 $30.49 $22.14 $26.45 - $36.80
Bridgeport/Stamford $66,765.00 $32.10 $25.12 $28.23 - $37.37
Danbury $71,511.00 $34.38 $28.54 $31.26 - $38.52
Hartford $63,108.00 $30.34 $21.32 $26.63 - $36.90
New Haven $69,241.00 $33.29 $25.14 $29.56 - $38.49
New London/Norwich $54,028.00 $25.98 $17.10 $19.30 - $30.97
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 3,000 3,050 0.1% 92
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, but the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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