Army National Guard Firefighters, or 21M (MOS Code), perform basically the same duties as their civilian counterparts. Basically, each post has their own fire protection services responsible for protecting lives and property by controlling and helping prevent fires in buildings, on aircraft, and aboard ships. Additionally, 21M’s perform their duties in the capacity of natural disasters and are often part of units who combat large forest fires. Rather than talk to death what a firefighter does, I think this post is best reserved discussing the benefits and reasons that many Soldiers chose to be a 21M.
First and foremost, your training and certifications may qualify you for a position on a civilian firefighting crew or as a volunteer firefighter in your community. Additional certifications or licenses may enable you to work as a fire inspector, fire investigator, or fire safety specialist. Nothing like hitting two birds with one stone, huh?
Coupled with that, you will have an opportunity to earn while you learn. Basically, instead of paying to learn these skills, you get paid to train. In the Army National Guard