fire fighter in St Benedict | ENG4C Work Portfolio (philip) |

On Tuesday, two Firefighters named Don Powers and Kristin Sutton came to St. Benedicts ENG4C class to talk about their career as firefighters and the experiences that they have gone through. They explained their typical work day, education, wages and benefits, and the positives and negatives of their jobs. Some key points about their jobs as firefighters are that they have 7 shifts a month, each 24 hours in length. To become a firefighter they explained that there are many fitness and personality tests you need to do to even qualify to become a fire fighter, as well as 3 years of schooling. Firefighters are paid on a salary basis and their salary depends on which level "class" they are in, 1st class being the highest paid. Normally between $30,000 - $80,000 per year. Salary's may be higher if you are chief etc. The final additional