Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
Salary Median (2020)
Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)
+24.3% (much faster than the average)
Most Common Level of Education
High school diploma or equivalent
What Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists Do
Enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards, and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.
Other Job Titles Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists May Have
Fire Management Officer, Fire Operations Forester, Fire Prevention Officer, Fire Prevention Technician, Fire Technician, Forest Officer, Forest Patrolman, Forestry Patrolman, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Wildfire Prevention Specialist
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
- Relay messages about emergencies, accidents, locations of crew and personnel, and fire hazard conditions.
- Conduct wildland firefighting training.
- Estimate sizes and characteristics of fires, and report findings to base camps by radio or telephone.
- Direct crews working on firelines during forest fires.
- Locate forest fires on area maps, using azimuth sighters and known landmarks.
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