Firefighters are a group of trained individuals that are always ready to save lives in case of emergencies. They are strong and courageous individuals who carry out their duties with panache. They also work on the dangerous jobs that are not as easy as they may seem. They have the best equipment in their arsenal to ensure that they are safe while on duty.
Moreover, the firefighters are trained in medical services too. This is a very important aspect as some of them have to perform emergency medical procedures on patients who are badly injured in the accidents caused by fires or other incidents. For this, they need to be certified as EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians).
The average salary for a firefighter in Arizona is $73,934 a year or an hourly rate of $36. However, this salary can vary depending on the location and the number of years in service.
Some of the highest paying cities for firefighters are Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago. These cities offer high salaries to the firefighters which are almost 50% higher than the national average. However, their high salaries may not be enough to offset the high cost of living in these areas. On the other hand, there are some cities that pay entry level firefighters a salary that is above the national average. These include Prescott Valley, Yuma and Mesa. These cities offer a better chance of salary advancement for the firefighters.