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Include These Firefighter Skills
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- The ability to follow instructions
- Working under pressure and composure
- A reassuring and empathetic manner
- Problem-solving orientation
- Physical fitness and stamina
- Courage and decision-making
- Quick reactions
- A valid driver’s license
- An interest for educating the community on fire safety
The cover letter example provided below displays comparable Firefighter skills.
Dear Mr. Francisco,
It is with great interest that I submit the enclosed resume in response to your advertisement for a Firefighter to add to your team at Oronoco Fire Department. As a highly motivated, alert, and flexible first responder with comprehensive experience in emergency response and management, I am confident I will make an immediate impact upon stepping into this role.
Throughout my career I have honed my skills in firefighting techniques, water rescues, vehicular accident responses, and general public education and safety. In addition, I possess exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills, as well as a talent for forging strong relationships with both peers and senior leadership at all levels.
Highlights of my strengths include…
Achieving, maintaining, and continually updating current levels of Paramedic and Firefighter knowledge to expertly and rapidly respond to 911 emergency calls and provide critical community-wide assistance.
Demonstrating expertise in using radio communication to dispatch police, fire, helicopters, state patrols, ER facilities, and command staff.
Providing complementary operational and administrative support including performing vehicle maintenance checks, stocking inventory, repairing and cleaning equipment/tools, producing incident reports, and managing various paperwork.
Recognized among peers as an outstanding leader with a dynamic and energetic personality.
I am confident my background will be extremely beneficial to the Oronoco Fire Department, and I look forward to leveraging my experience and skill set to provide vital firefighting and paramedic assistance across the community at large. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration; I look forward to speaking with you soon.