U.S. Defense Department firefighters

The United States Department of Defense employs civilian firefighters. They are stationed at military bases to work as firefighters. These workers have their own uniforms and equipment. They are not a part of any military unit. They will work alongside military units if needed. Many times, they are the only firefighters at a military facility. The civilian firefighters wear special uniforms, usually a dark blue suit with a badge and with a shoulder patch indicating their firefighting organization.

Firefighters go to special classes to learn firefighting skills. They earn certificates after taking the classes. One major class is called "DoD Fire & Emergency Services Training." [1][2]

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  1. Certification description, dtic.mil.
  2. DoD Fire & Emergency Services Training Conference Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine, page at usfra.org.

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