While fire safety has greatly increased over the years and stricter fire codes have reduced the number of deadly blazes in most Canadian cities, firefighters still play an important part in ensuring that we stay safe and sound. However, firefighters face new challenges and opportunities. For example buildings and their contents might be made of new materials that are extremely toxic when burned. On the other hand, new monitoring technologies will help alert them to fires early, while they can still be contained.
In 2030 they will be able to use new technologies to help them assess the dangers that they might face, so that they are able to safely and quickly put out the flames.
In 2030, firefighters will still perform many of the same roles as they do today. They will still be in top physical shape, so that they are able to provide help and first aid under dangerous conditions. However, in 2030 they will be able to use new technologies to help them assess the dangers that they might face, so that they are able to safely and quickly put out the flames. Responsibilities of a firefighter may also include fire prevention education, better connecting them to the community that they protect. Consulting jobs might also exist that help firefighters provide their expertise to industry and public institutions as they develop new buildings or products.
Job Requirements / Skills
The firefighters of 2030 are in exceptional physical shape. They will still need to pursue the training and courses that prepare them to be effective first responders, along with knowledge of the new technologies they will use to detect and fight fires. It is possible that they will work with other first responders to provide fire safety and first aid services.