The fire service is broken up into two divisions: paid career firefighters and volunteer firefighters. There were approximately 1,140,750 firefighters in the United States in 2013, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Approximately 354,000 career firefighters and 786,150 volunteer firefighters work for public fire departments. These employment totals do not include state or federal government firefighters or private fire brigades.
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