Firefighter resume sample

View this sample resume for a firefighter, or download the firefighter resume template in Word.

Firefighter resume sample

To move up the ladder and be considered for top firefighter jobs, resume expert Kim Isaacs says it helps to have a resume that sparks the interest of hiring managers. For resume writing tips, view this sample resume for a firefighter that Isaacs created below, or download the firefighter resume template in Word. And if you need more help, get a free resume evaluation from the experts at Monster's Resume Writing Service

Jobs for firefighters are projected to grow by 7% (or 23,500 jobs) from 2016 through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). You'll find the highest level of employment for this job in the following states: CaliforniaTexasFlorida, Ohio, and Illinois; and in the following metropolitan areas: ChicagoNew York CityLos AngelesAtlanta, and Houston

As a firefighter, you can expect to earn a median wage of $49,080 per year, or $23.60 per hour, according to the BLS.

Additionally, you can search for firefighter jobs on Monster and check out our list of common firefighter interview questions and answers to prepare for your oral boards.

Firefighter resume template

Sometown, TX 55555 | (555) 555-5555 |

State-Certified Firefighter & EMT Paramedic

  • Passionate about protecting lives and property through dedicated service performing firefighting, first-responder, emergency-medical and fire-prevention duties.
  • Deeply committed to supporting team members in daily station tasks, drills and fire alarms.
  • Physically fit (Ironman triathlete); community-minded (volunteer in school and community safety, medical, emergency-preparedness and fire-prevention programs); and current on all required training.

Education & Credentials

ABC COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Sometown, TX)  l  Associate of Fire Science

Texas State-Certified Firefighter I / II  l  Nationally Certified First Responder (CFP)
NREMT-P Certification (National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic)
Valid Class B Exempt Driver’s License with Clean Driving Record, Drug Screen and Background Check

Professional Experience

Firefighter & EMT, 2013 to Present

Respond to fire alarms and emergency calls to protect lives and property. Assess conditions and act quickly to extinguish fires, rescue victims and administer life-saving medical interventions.

  • Responded to hundreds of traffic accidents, vehicle fires, brush fires and structural fires in homes, apartment complexes and commercial buildings.
  • Worked with team and other first responders to gain control of emergency scenes; combat fires; perform victim search and rescue; treat the injured; and avert further injuries by keeping bystanders out of danger.
  • Prevented loss of life following epic flooding in Sometown as a member of swiftwater rescue team.
  • Honored with “Hero Award” by Mayor Osborne for establishing Fallen Firefighters, a charitable fund supporting families of firefighters injured or killed in the line of the duty. Raised $200K+ to date.
  • Placed second in command of Sometown’s league drill, coordinating town-wide drill involving 4 other jurisdictions and 100+ firefighters. Led training exercise simulating a multi-alarm fire scenario that provided valuable insights used to improve emergency preparedness.
  • Participated in fire-prevention programs and fire-safety education in local schools.
  • Assisted fellow teammates with ongoing upkeep of equipment and facilities.

Specialized Training & Activities

Enthusiastically participate in training and continuing education covering topics including:

  • Vehicle Fires & Extrications
  • Chemical & Magnesium Fires
  • Structural & High-Rise Fires
  • Brush, Wildland & Forest Fires
  • HAZMAT Handling
  • Hostile Fire Events
  • Mass Casualty Events
  • Dispatch Operations
  • Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Swiftwater & Confined Space Rescues
  • Firefighter Assist & Search Team (FAST)
  • Rapid Intervention Team (RIT)

Volunteerism & Activities (2013 to Present):

  • Director, Fallen Firefighters
  • CPR & First Aid Instructor, American Red Cross
  • Volunteer Fire Safety Trainer at local schools
  • Ironman Triathlete & CrossFit® Enthusiast