This guide aims to show you the basic principles of becoming and performing duties as a Firefighter.
The Fire Department is located on the corner of Shady Street and Ghast Alley, if you walk directly forwards and down the street directly in front of City Hall you will eventually reach the Fire Department. Walk through the sliding doors and speak to the NPC, you will then be given a short exam, you will be able to answer these questions after reading the laws and rules surrounding the job of being a Firefighter. If you fail, you will be able to re-take the test after 1 hour has passed. If you pass, you can now play as a Firefighter if a slot is available.
You can go over the rules using the following link : https://perpheads.com/rules.html
You can then go over the laws using the following link : https://perpheads.com/laws.html
Once you pass the exam interact with the NPC again and select "Yes, I'm interested in a position as a fire fighter" to become a firefighter.
NOTE: Sometimes the job is full and so when you select the first option you will be told that the job is full. In this situation you will have to wait until someone resigns.
As a Firefighter you are provided with tools and abilities that enable you to do your duties. This section will go into detail about how to access such items and how to use them. You can access your tools by clicking the numbers shown in the pictures below or using your mouse scroll wheel and left clicking on them.
|Fire Hose||$75, XP||This will be your main tool when fighting a fire, hold left click to spray water whilst near a Fire Hydrant or a Seagate Fire Truck (Full sized Fire engine) to use the fire hose.|
|Fire Extinguisher||$10 - $15, XP||This is your backup tool when fighting a fire, hold left click to use it. You can use this anywhere, but it is slower, less effective and pays less than using a fire hose.|
|First Aid Kit||XP||Use this item to treat players. The areas in need of treatment will be denoted by yellow, orange or red dots on the player's body. Left click on injured areas to treat them.|
|Fire Axe||None||To force entry to buildings that are on fire, you can use the fire axe. All doors can be broken down and some windows can also be smashed. To use the fire axe, left click or right click on a door or breakable window. This may take a few hits to break down a door. Bear in mind you can only break down doors which are nearby to a fire.|
|Fire Department Broadcast||None||Upon reaching the rank of Senior Firefighter, you will gain access to Fire Department Broadcast, which will send a message in chat to all the citizens of Paralake. You can use this to inform the public that a certain area is blocked off due to a fire. To use this press ‘y’ to open local chat, then type ‘/fbc’, type the message and press enter.|
|Barricades||None||When responding to a fire in a public area with a lot of civilians nearby, you may need to block off the area for safety. Advanced Firefighters unlock barricades, which can be used to cordon off areas. Left click to place them and hold right click to select your desired barricade. Note that these can catch fire, so be sure to leave enough room between them and the fire.|
|CPR and Checking Pulse||XP||When you become a Firefighter you might need to respond to a medical incident, when you first arrive at the scene of an unconscious person you will need to check their pulse. Do this by pressing E with your fists and their pulse will appear in the bottom right of your screen, if they have a pulse you can perform CPR by holding R with your fists, you can do this to prolong the time until the victim passes away, but when you get a notification that this patient has had enough CPR you will need to stop or it will damage them. Advanced Firefighters have a small chance to revive someone with CPR and receive a reward of $500.|
|Leech Immunity||None||On some occasions people drown or get eaten in the Hicktown Lake due to its leech infestation. Senior Firefighters unlock immunity to leech damage as long as their heads stay above the water. This allows you to perform water rescues on people who are unconscious in the lake, or to retrieve bodies. Diving below the water's surface will still result in damage being taken.|
|Junior Firefighter||This is the entry-level Firefighter rank|
|Firefighter||Extinguishing fires is slightly quicker and you will receive a slightly higher salary.|
|Senior Firefighter||Extinguishing fires is slightly quicker and you will receive a slightly higher salary. At this rank you will unlock Fire Department Broadcast and Leech Immunity.|
|Advanced Firefighter||Extinguishing fires is slightly quicker and you will receive a slightly higher salary. This rank unlocks barricades and a small chance of reviving unconscious players with CPR. At this rank you will unlock the Fire Department Land Rover Sport.|
|Specialist Firefighter||Extinguishing fires is slightly quicker, the CPR revival chance increases and you will receive a slightly higher salary. At this rank you will unlock the Fire Department Land Rover Defender.|
|Crew Manager||Extinguishing fires is slightly quicker, the CPR revival chance increases and you will receive a slightly higher salary.|
|Watch Manager||Extinguishing fires is slightly quicker, the CPR revival chance increases and you will receive a slightly higher salary.|
|Assistant Chief Fire Officer||The Assistant Chief Fire Officer rank is the first Chief rank. Firefighters who have reached the third highest total experience are awarded this rank, as well as a White Helmet and one stripe.|
|Deputy Chief Fire Officer||The Deputy Chief Fire Officer rank is the second Chief rank. Firefighters who have reached the second highest total experience are awarded this rank, as well as a White Helmet and two stripes.|
|Chief Fire Officer||The Chief Fire Officer rank is the third Chief rank. Firefighters who have reached the highest total experience are awarded this rank, as well as a White Helmet and three stripes.|
To climb in the ranks as a Firefighter you will need to do your duty as it is expected of you, your main source of XP comes from extinguishing fires, healing players with the First Aid Kit and performing CPR to unconscious bodies. Being killed by civilians, being arrested and killing other players will drain XP. Premium and Influence in your genetics tab will influence the amount of XP you get on duty, having active premium membership and influence points added to your genetics tree will allow you to level up quite a lot faster than if you have none of these activated.
The three players with the highest amount of Job XP will be elected everyday to the three highest ranks within the department, these are Chief Fire Officer, Deputy Chief Fire Officer and Assistant Chief Fire Officer. You can keep track of the leaderboard to see who is the current top ranked in Job XP, and who's on their way to be promoted to one of the highest ranked by clicking here. You can also keep track of your own medic and Firefighter progress by pressing your F1 button in-game followed by clicking on the Jobs tab.
There are three vehicles of which you can choose from depending on what you need to do and the rank you withhold within the department. To select your vehicle talk to the NPC at the front desk at the Fire department, the NPC will give you an option to spawn in a vehicle.
|Dodge Ram SRT-10||The Dodge Ram SRT-10 is primarily used to respond to First Aid calls or to patrol around the city, due to its high top speed of 75mph (121km/h) it allows Firefighters to get around Paralake quickly and get to time-sensitive calls in time, a downside is that it only has 2 seats. Bear in mind that this does not count as a Fire Engine and your fire hose will not work with only a Dodge Ram on scene unless there is a fire hydrant nearby.|
|Seagrave Fire Truck||The Seagrave Fire Truck is mostly used to respond to fire scenes, though it can be used for EMS calls if it is faster than retrieving a Dodge Ram/Land Rover. You cannot patrol in the Seagrave Fire Truck. If you are nearby to a Seagrave Fire Truck it will allow you to use your fire hose in a large area surrounding the fire truck. The Seagrave Fire Truck travels at 55mph (89km/h) and can seat 7 people including the driver, meaning it can easily transport an entire unit of Firefighters to a fire scene rather quickly.|
|Land Rover Sport||Upon achieving the rank of Advanced Firefighter you will be granted access to the Fire Department Land Rover Sport, this can act as a faster and more agile alternative to the Dodge Ram SRT-10, it can move at a top speed of 85mph (137km/h) and can seat up to 5 Firefighters making it easy to transport several Firefighters. It is often used as a lead vehicle when responding to a fire and is used to inform Traffic that the Fire Engine is coming up and they will need to give way. Bear in mind that this does not count as a Fire Engine and your Fire Hose will not work with only a Land Rover Sport on scene unless there is a Fire Hydrant nearby.|
|Land Rover Defender||Upon achieving the rank of Specialist Firefighter, you will be granted access to the Fire Department Land Rover Defender. Its off-road capabilities make it the ideal vehicle for responding to emergencies in and around the Hicktown lake and the surrounding forest.|
|ALT||Airhorn / Phaser Sirens|
|HOLD H||Mute radio channels|
|FISTS + E||Take a ragdoll's pulse|
|Fists + R||Perform CPR on a ragdoll|