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Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
District Of Columbia

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Supervise fire fighters who control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property, and conduct rescue efforts.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Postsecondary non-degree award

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Direct investigation of cases of suspected arson, hazards, and false alarms and submit reports outlining findings.
  • Instruct and drill fire department personnel in assigned duties, including firefighting, medical care, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, and related subjects.
  • Inspect and test new and existing fire protection systems, fire detection systems, and fire safety equipment to ensure that they are operating properly.
  • Develop or review building fire exit plans.
  • Compile and maintain records on personnel, accidents, equipment, and supplies.
  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs on firefighting equipment, including vehicles, and write and submit proposals to modify, replace, and repair equipment.
  • Prepare activity reports listing fire call locations, actions taken, fire types and probable causes, damage estimates, and situation dispositions.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire or rescue trucks
  • Fire suppression hand tools
  • Power saws
  • Pry bars

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Helpdesk or call center software
  • Office suite software
  • Project management software
  • Spreadsheet software

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