First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers
Salary Median (2020)
Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)
+4.1% (slower than the average)
Roadtrip Nation Leaders in This Career
What First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers Do
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in firefighting and fire prevention and control.
Other Job Titles First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers May Have
Engine Boss, Fire Battalion Chief, Fire Captain, Fire Chief
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
- Assign firefighters to jobs at strategic locations to facilitate rescue of persons and maximize application of extinguishing agents.
- Provide emergency medical services as required, and perform light to heavy rescue functions at emergencies.
- Assess nature and extent of fire, condition of building, danger to adjacent buildings, and water supply status to determine crew or company requirements.
- Communicate fire details to superiors, subordinates, or interagency dispatch centers, using two-way radios.
- Serve as a working leader of an engine, hand, helicopter, or prescribed fire crew of three or more firefighters.
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