My name is Izzy Escort. I am a firefighter in St. Louis County. I am dedicating this website to the brave men and women of the Firefighting/EMS Services.
I hope to educate the general public about all things Firefighting/EMS related. If you have a question, please feel free to comment on any of my articles or send me an email. I have been in the firefighting service for almost ten years and have seen and heard it all. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about this field, whether its a question about how we do things, or how you can get into this great field yourself.
Firefighting is truly a great career choice and I can educate you as to what steps you need to take in order to get a career in this field. It won’t be easy and might take a couple years of hard work, but I assure you that it is sooo worth it. I make a great salary and have amazing benefits…all while only working 9-10 days a month. Thats right! Most fire departments work a 48/96 hour shift. That means we are at the firehouse for 2 days straight and then receive four days off. Can you imagine having four day weekends all the time?!
This career allows you to pursue other interests in your time off and even have a second career. I work with several firefighters that have part time jobs ranging from construction work to financial advisors to auto detailers. Its a great gig!