Directly supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in fire fighting and fire prevention and control.
This career is part of the Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security cluster Emergency and Fire Management Services pathway.
A person in this career:
- Assigns firefighters to jobs at strategic locations to facilitate rescue of persons and maximize application of extinguishing agents.
- Provides emergency medical services as required, and performs light to heavy rescue functions at emergencies.
- Assesses nature and extent of fire, condition of building, danger to adjacent buildings, and water supply status to determine crew or company requirements.
- Instructs and drills fire department personnel in assigned duties, including firefighting, medical care, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, and related subjects.
- Inspects and tests new and existing fire protection systems, fire detection systems, and fire safety equipment to ensure that they are operating properly.
- Compiles and maintains records on personnel, accidents, equipment, and supplies.
- Performs maintenance and minor repairs on firefighting equipment, including vehicles, and writes and submits proposals to modify, replace, and repair equipment.
- Prepares activity reports listing fire call locations, actions taken, fire types and probable causes, damage estimates, and situation dispositions.
- Evaluates the performance of assigned firefighting personnel.
- Directs the training of firefighters, assigning of instructors to training classes, and providing of supervisors with reports on training progress and status.