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# Becoming a Firefighter

Are you thinking about becoming a firefighter? In this section, you'll find information about the role of firefighter and the requirements of becoming one. You'll also find studying strategies and study guides to help you prepare for the firefighter exam. From extinguisher basics to oxidizers and tools you'll find resources to score high and pass the exam.

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#### How To Apply to Become a Firefighter

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#### Inclined Planes Study Guide for McGraw-Hill's Firefighter Exams

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#### The Wedge and Screw Study Guide for McGraw-Hill's Firefighter Exams

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#### Becoming a Firefighter: Psychological Tests for Firefighters

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