Firefighters are required to perform duties to combat devastation that the effects of fire have on people, property and nature. They provide critical services to ward off fire in the event of accidents, arson and natural disasters.

Fires are inevitable and the forces need to combat them are needed on a constant basis. Firefighters are found everywhere; towns, ships, military bases and parks too. This is a physically demanding job and requires the individual to be physically agile and a quick thinker.

If you feel that you have the ability to become a good firefighter, you may use the following cover letter to support your job application and help you acquire a job in this meaningful profession.


Firefighter Cover Letter Sample

478 Main Street
Seattle, WA 77777

April 16, 2013

Mr. Thomas Hannibal
Manager Human Resources
General Dynamics
89 Harborview Drive
Seattle, WA 77333


Dear Mr. Hannibal:

I am writing to express my interest in joining the General Dynamics’ firefighting team through a Firefighter position. My experience as a Firefighter has led to amazingly satisfactory feats and some not so pleasant.

Considering the fact that I had been working as a firefighter for seven years, I am quite responsive when it comes to performing fire suppression duties. I have the ability to respond to fire alerts immediately and can evaluate situations in terms of both medical needs and fire control requirements. My training in situation appropriate extinguishing agents aides me in managing the source of the fire and I have also been trained in using fire extinguishing equipment appropriately. Moreover, I have full and functional knowledge of managing CPR and First Aid duties and able to serve as a preceptor for paramedic trainees.

This opportunity will provide me to apply my training and skills in an area where public service is more eminent – which is why I am very excited at the possibility of working for General Dynamics. I will contact you next week to follow up and will be available at (201) 222-2222 to answer your questions.

Thank you for your time and consideration.



Isaac Byron


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