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You can explore this career by talking with local firefighters. You may also be able to get permission to sit in on some of the formal training classes for firefighters offered by city fire departments, or participate in a ride-along with firefighters. In some cases, depending on the size and regulations of the town or city department, you may be able to gain experience by working as a volunteer firefighter. As a teen, participate in fire camps to obtain experience. Visit for a list of fire camps for young women. 

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