I have multiple questions for current or former firefighters (questions in details as it will be to many characters here)?
So my first question is how much free time/family time do you have while being a firefighter? I'm 20 years old right now and honestly not having much free time wouldn't bother me but I've always been worried for the future when I eventually start a family as I'd like to be able to spend time with them often. Another question I have is how do things like wild fires affect me? For example I live in California where wild fires are a common thing but none ever happen near me or close enough to make me feel like I'd end up in danger. Would I be assigned to go fight that fire or stay in my city? Or would it be my personal choice since I assume fighting wild fires is some sort of overtime pay? I'm currently taking an EMT course and am looking forward to joining the service so I probably will do it regardless of the answers but I'd still like to know what to prepare for. Any help is appreciated and thank you in advance!
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