First responders are an integral part of every community – especially when it comes to keeping people safe. Firefighters, EMTs and paramedics, police officers and sheriff’s patrol officers are the first ones on the scene in emergencies, often putting their own lives on the line to protect their neighbors. And that can be a stressful job. First responders often work long, irregular hours and deal with traumatic situations, putting them at a higher risk of work-related illness and injury.
There’s no question that first responders support the communities they live in. But which communities provide the most support for first responders? To find the best places for first responders to live and work, GoodCall analyzed nearly 1,000 metropolitan areas in terms of safety, housing affordability, job prospects and more:•Housing affordability•Comparative salary•Job competitiveness•Job availability•Crime•Amenities