According to a national survey conducted by AdvisorSmith, Birmingham metro ranked 4th best in the large city category for firefighters to work.
Released on February 4th, the company conducted a study on 311 cities in the United States to determine the best places for firefighters to pursue their careers in.
There were three sub-categories in the study: small, mid-sized and large. The categories were based on metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). For example, the large category included MSAs with a population over 500,000. Bham metro area is about 1.2 million, which includes a seven county region.
Just ahead of Birmingham in the survey were Cape Coral, Florida, Columbus, Ohio and Toledo, Ohio.
Overall, Birmingham ranked no. 30 overall in the AdvisorSmith study, beating out Tuscaloosa at no. 37, Anniston at no. 112 and Decatur at no. 120 on the list.
The rankings were based on several key factors including:
- Average annual salary
- Cost of living
- Location quotient
We love our firefighters and rescue paramedics
Bham Now loves our community’s firefighters and rescue paramedics!
Over the past few years we’ve had the pleasure to profile several of our brave local first responders.
For some inspiration – Check out these two features:
Firefighter and rescue paramedic, Derrek Oldham, helps keep Birmingham safe
Are you right for civil service? Latoria Jones, mother of 4 and Birmingham Fire Lieutenant, shares what it’s really like