DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Occupational Description:Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in fire fighting and fire prevention and control.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 3 - Arrowhead||70||3||$26.13/hr||$1.27/hr||$19.51/hr||$20.81/hr||$22.98/hr||$28.44/hr||$40.80/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Fire Inspectors and Investigators||20||$22.98/hr||N/A|
Tasks for First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
- 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.
- Dispatches crews according to reported size, location, and condition of forest fires.
- Parachutes to major fire locations and directs fire containment and suppression activities.
- Trains workers in parachute jumping, fire suppression, aerial observation, and radio communication.
- Maintains radio communication with crews at fire scene to inform crew and base of changing conditions and learn of casualties.
- Directs loading of fire suppression equipment into aircraft and parachuting of equipment to crews on ground.
- Observes fire and crews from air to determine force requirements and note changing conditions.