When not fighting fires, firefighters spend all day responding to medical emergencies and other types of calls, checking equipment, vehicle maintenance, housework/cleaning, writing reports, training and education, physical fitness, public safety demos, and station tours.
What does a firefighter do on a daily basis?
Firefighters sweep, mop, throw out the trash, dust, wash linens and windows, and clean the fire trucks. We also take care of small maintenance issues such as painting. Public Outreach – Firefighters often provide station tours for the public or speak at special events.
Do firefighters just fight fires?
In addition to fighting fires, firefighters also treat sick or injured people, report to car accidents, extricate people from damaged motor vehicles, and assist at hazardous materials spills. Many firefighters also provide public education on fire safety at schools and community events.