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Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
District Of Columbia

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Supervise fire fighters who control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.

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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

  • Communicate fire details to superiors, subordinates, or interagency dispatch centers, using two-way radios.
  • Evaluate size, location, and condition of forest fires.
  • Serve as a working leader of an engine, hand, helicopter, or prescribed fire crew of three or more firefighters.
  • Maintain fire suppression equipment in good condition, checking equipment periodically to ensure that it is ready for use.
  • Train workers in skills such as parachute jumping, fire suppression, aerial observation, or radio communication, in the classroom or on the job.
  • Request and dispatch crews and position equipment so fires can be contained safely and effectively.
  • Operate wildland fire engines or hoselays.
  • Observe fires or crews from air to determine firefighting force requirements or to note changing conditions that will affect firefighting efforts.
  • Recruit or hire forest firefighting personnel.
  • Maintain knowledge of forest fire laws and fire prevention techniques and tactics.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled
  • Fire or rescue trucks
  • Fire pump sets
  • Fire suppression hand tools
  • Lighters

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Map creation software
  • Project management software
  • Word processing software

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