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New York City Firefighter Jobs Overview

If you're thinking about a career fighting fires and saving businesses, homes, people, and pets, are you ready to become a plumber, electrician, mechanic, psychologist, and EMT, too? Firefighters can be called on to do all those things when they respond to fires, floods, and other disasters. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association, of all the fire department calls in the U.S., less than 4% of them are actually for fire. Responding to medical emergencies, false alarms, mutual aid, and hazardous materials are all part of firefighter jobs.

A firefighter's schedule is not a standard 9 to 5. Firefighters usually work on call at a fire station for 24 hours straight, followed by 48 to 72 hours off duty. While on duty, you'll eat and sleep at the fire station and respond to calls for fires, medical emergencies, car accidents, and more. Between calls, you'll clean the fire station and vehicles, participate in fitness training, conduct drills, and write reports about that day's calls.

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About Working in New York City, New York

New York City's five unique boroughs—Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island—make up the largest city in the U.S. Known world-wide as "the Big Apple," NYC is home to the United Nations, Broadway, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and world-renowned museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the American Museum of Natural History, among many others. These iconic institutions and landmarks are just a few of the reasons why NYC consistently ranks among the best cities in the world. Interested in working in the city that never sleeps? New York City is a global economic hub, which means you can find NYC jobs at one of the many Fortune 500 companies located here.

Looking to earn good pay at an NYC job? You're in luck—New York City has one of the highest average salaries in the country. And job opportunities in the area aren't just limited to the five boroughs—you can also find jobs in nearby cities such as New Rochelle, White Plains, and Yonkers.

Update Your New York City Firefighter Resume

You'll need a resume that details your training and experience to apply for firefighter jobs. If you need to create your first resume or brush up the one you have, we've got a firefighter resume sample that includes the key components of a firefighter resume. We've also put together a firefighter cover letter to send with that resume. Use these samples as templates and follow our step-by-step guidelines to create the perfect application package.

How Much Do Firefighter Jobs Pay in New York City, New York?

Got money on your mind? You should! Make sure you’re getting paid what you’re worth. Our Salary Tools can help you understand what you can expect to make in firefighter jobs in New York City, New York, as well as the skills that can boost your value and what the next steps in your career might be. Right now, the median firefighter pay in New York City is $49,092 per year, which is 11% higher than the national average.

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