Emergency Calls - Dial 911

Aside from the main task of extinguishing fires, the goals of firefighting are (in order) saving lives, saving property, and protecting the environment. Firefighting is an inherently difficult occupation. As such, the skills required for safe operations are regularly practiced during training evolutions throughout a firefighters career. Firefighting skills are taught during a local, regional, or state approved fire academies. Depending on the requirements of a department, additional skills and certifications such as technical rescue and water rescue.  Firefighters work closely with other emergency response agencies, most particularly local and state police departments. As every fire scene is technically a crime scene until deemed otherwise by a qualified investigator.