Find out what it takes to be a firefighter with character... Applicants for paid fire-fighting jobs must usually meet several requirements: •A written exam; •Tests of strength, physical stamina, coordination, and agility; and •A medical examination that includes drug screening. Training programs can help you prepare for this job—but to be a good firefighter you'll need more than any program can offer. Firefighters need character qualities like courage to face dangerous situations... Self-discipline to work hard even when they're tired... A sense of justice to protect all members of society equally... And a sense of citizenship to responsibly serve society with compassion and integrity. Do you have what it takes to do the job? Read Firefighter and decide.