What type of experience do you need to be a fire fighter?

You have to successfully complete the fire academy, and be in good physical condition. There will be strength standards for men and women both. Regardless of gender, you will have to be able to physically do your job. In different cities, there also may be prerequisites to be an EMT or paramedic. Each city or county will have different requirements, so it is best to check on them for the most specific requirements.