Job Description: Acting as the firemen of the Air Force, Fire Protection specialists deal with everything from brush fires to burning rocket fuel and hazardous material fires. Upholding our mission to ensure the safety of others, these specialists don’t just act on Air Force bases, but assist civilian fire departments when needed as well.

  • Branch Branch: Air Force
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: 3E7X1
  • Average Required Test Average Salary:
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB:
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-39
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Civil Engineering
Average Age
27 Average Age
Average Age
3,050 Number Employed
Average Age
6.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Very good training & experience, benefits

Cons: Not much control over where you live, pay

Location: Columbus, MS


I enjoyed my time in the Air Force. I was blessed with many great opportunities to learn and improve myself. Not only did I learn how to fight fires and perform rescues, I was also able to improve my personal traits (discipline, leadership, teamwork, etc). At the fire department we responded mostly to aircraft emergencies and medical emergencies. In addition to those we also had some structural, hazardous material and automobile emergencies. My co-workers were great people and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with them. I enjoyed the training I received the most of all but I am also taking pleasure in the benefits I received from the military.