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Career Details :: Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
Supervise firefighters who control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property, and conduct rescue efforts.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Coordinates and supervises fire-fighting and rescue activities and reports events to supervisor, using two-way radio.
- Assesses nature and extent of fire, condition of building, danger to adjacent buildings, and water supply to determine crew or company requirements.
- Directs investigation of cases of suspected arson, hazards, and false alarms.
- Evaluates efficiency and performance of employees and recommends awards for service.
- Directs building inspections to ensure compliance with fire and safety regulations.
- Keeps equipment and personnel records.
- Oversees review of new building plans to ensure compliance with laws, ordinances, and administrative rules for public fire safety.
- Writes and submits proposal for new equipment or modification of existing equipment.
- Compiles report of fire call, listing location, type, probable cause, estimated damage, and disposition.
- Studies and interprets fire-safety codes to establish procedures for issuing permits regulating storage or use of hazardous or flammable substances.
- Orders and directs fire drills for occupants of buildings.
- Confers with civic representatives and plans talks and demonstrations of fire safety to direct fire-prevention information program.
- Inspects fire stations, equipment, and records to ensure efficiency and enforcement of departmental regulations.
- Trains subordinates in use of equipment, methods of extinguishing fires, and rescue operations.
- Fire Inspectors
- Fire Investigators
- Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
- Forest Firefighters
- Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
- Municipal Firefighters
- Private Detectives and Investigators
- Railroad Inspectors
- Transit and Railroad Police
General Work Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Communicating With Other Workers
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Judging Qualities of Things, Service, People
- Documenting/Recording Information
- Implementation Planning
- Management of Personnel Resources
- Problem Identification
- Active Listening
Frequent Work Context
- Responsible for Others' Health & Safety
- Consequence of Error
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Supervise, Coach, Train Others
- Responsibility for Outcomes and Results