How to become a
There are multiple levels of volunteer firefighters in Georgia.
To become a standard registered volunteer, a person has to pass an official written test and live-fire training. Once a person becomes a registered volunteer, they do not have to complete any annual training requirements.
Volunteers can also choose to become a state certified firefighter and go through the same process a career firefighter goes through. The up-front training is more intense, and state certified firefighters have to have at least 24 hours of annual professional development. Career firefighters receive much more training that this, according to Newton County Fire Chief Kevin O’Brien.